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Binge On! - get your umbrellas out, stuff's hitting the fan.



On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Alan Buxey <A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk> wrote:
> For the sake of security of all internet connected hosts - especially in this new era of even more IOT junk , security updates,  firmware and new OS updates should be granted libre data rates so that users who keep their devices updated are not penalised.

so, just for the sake of the discussion, how would you do this? Keep
in mind that you probably can't (as a carrier) prefer one 'os' over
another, and you will likely have to deal with everything from Windows
to gentoo and all the tiny raspbian/etc in the middle.

How would a carrier identify and track over time the sources of this
traffic? (note that a 'registry of update sources' probably also won't
fly)

> as for carriers pipes...will, if multicast was seriously taken up then eg OS updates could be streamed out on regular updates

multicast, yes, of course. So... it hasn't worked yet in the last ~20
yrs of the internet, it'll work now because?