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Comcast Intercepts and Redirects Port 53 Traffic 527

Posted by kdawson
from the why-we-need-ipv6 dept.
An anonymous reader writes "An interesting (and profane) writeup of one frustrated user's discovery that Comcast is actually intercepting DNS requests bound for non-Comcast DNS servers and redirecting them to their own servers. I had obviously heard of the DNS hijacking for nonexistent domains, but I had no idea they'd actually prevent people from directly contacting their own DNS servers." If true, this is a pretty serious escalation in the Net Neutrality wars. Someone using Comcast, please replicate the simple experiment spelled out in the article and confirm or deny the truth of it. Also, it would be useful if someone using Comcast ran the ICSI Netalyzr and posted the resulting permalink in the comments.

Comment: and autonomus control doesn't make the headline??? (Score 1) 81

by ibeleo (#27526763) Attached to: New CASMOBOT Lawnmower Controlled By a Wiimote

It's a robot with the ability to finish mowing after you define the parameters (edge of the field) and we're excited somebody is using a Wiimote???

Let me put it this way, which movie would you watch - the one where somebody successfully controls a robot from a distance, or the one where you give a robot a spinning deadly blade and then let loose?

See what I mean.

BTW trick question geeks would watch both

Peace out.

Comment: Re:Liquid cooling for datacentres? (Score 1) 118

by ibeleo (#23050086) Attached to: Asetek LCLC Takes Liquid Cooling Mainstream
IBM recently released the p575 which states "Cooling requirements Chilled inlet water supply/return required for all systems". They also have a kit to turn the rear door of a rack cabinet into a Heat Exchanger. So there is a move in that direction

p575 spec http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/575/specs.html
Rear door exchanger http://www-132.ibm.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=-840&storeId=1&langId=-1&dualCurrId=73&categoryId=4611686018425028106&productId=4611686018425023461

There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about. -- John von Neumann