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On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 6:50 PM, Jason Lixfeld <jason at lixfeld.ca> wrote:
> Maybe it's useful for the people who have no idea that their computers are
> infected by bots that spoof packets.
I guess I can see that. You then have a question of implementation.
Wouldn't a majority of those customers have a bridged connection with the
providers CPE being a transparent bridged modem. So either a customer's
cheap router (good luck getting those guys to add a feature) would have to
do the check, or the modem would have to check with the router for ip and
then do packet inspection.
I'm not debating that this would be a good fix and eliminate the effect of
botnets, but the home router market isn't going to be influenced by
providers. If it sells at a big box electronics store, it will be
in circulation. It seems that the only people who would care at the home
networking level aren't likely to be contributing to the botnets.
On the other hand, any ISP that would want this as a feature in their
modems, would find it easier to implement on commercial hardware.
It would work and it's a good idea, I just don't see it gaining traction in
the right places to be effective. The answer still rests with providers.