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The Telecom Digest for December 26, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 330 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: FTC warns that expanding DNS could lead to increased fraud (Robert Bonomi)
Re: FTC warns that expanding DNS could lead to increased fraud (tlvp)
Re: Merry Christmas (Robert Bonomi)
Re: AT&Ts failed bid for T-Mobile will be quite expensive (Joseph Singer)
Hacked! (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 04:30:52 -0600 From: bonomi@host122.r-bonomi.com (Robert Bonomi) To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: FTC warns that expanding DNS could lead to increased fraud Message-ID: <xeydnYHh3crBZmvTnZ2dnUVZ_gWdnZ2d@posted.nuvoxcommunications> In article <1weklgcwqgujr$.wliiiaoadrny$.dlg@40tude.net>, tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> wrote: >On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:09:41 -0500, Geoffrey Welsh wrote: > >> I have a client whose domain name is two letters followed by ".com". >> Recently the contact addresses for the domain received an email >> claiming to be a DMCA takedown notice related to a site whose domain >> name ENDED in those two letters (i.e, those two letters are a valid >> country code.) > >Let me try to understand. Your client's domain name might have been, say, >ru.net or tv.com, and the takedown notice emanated from, say, net.ru or >com.tv? That'd be amusing :-) . OP stated his client had the domain "XX.com", where "XX" was a valid ccTLD. got a DMCA complaint about '{mumble}.XX', where 'XX' matched his client's domain. In "days of old" there was an 'interesting' conflict between the U.S.-centric 'Internet', and the backbone ("JANET") in Great Britain. JANET used names with the 'most significant part' first. as opposed to the "Internet"s 'least significant part first. Made life "interesting", trying to figure out where to send something addressed to, say, 'uk.com' -- was it a JANET address or an Internet one? There were a number of well-known conflicts. And there was at least one multi-national company (a now-defunct 'big 8' accounting firm, with a substantial U.K. client base) that deliberately set up FQDNs which worked in either ordering.
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 11:32:18 -0500 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: FTC warns that expanding DNS could lead to increased fraud Message-ID: <18zsebmkpdp88$.11wi9fitk9nya.dlg@40tude.net> On Sun, 25 Dec 2011 04:30:52 -0600, Robert Bonomi wrote: > In "days of old" there was an 'interesting' conflict ... at least one > multi-national company ... deliberately set up FQDNs which > worked in either ordering. Imperial College had even made up a little song to help remember on which side of the Atlantic they were known as ic.ac.uk and on which as uk.ac.ic. Sump'n along the lines of "Istanbul not Constantinople." Merry Christmas, Happy New (Leap) Year, and Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 04:33:41 -0600 From: bonomi@host122.r-bonomi.com (Robert Bonomi) To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Merry Christmas Message-ID: <xeydnYDh3cqYYWvTnZ2dnUVZ_gWdnZ2d@posted.nuvoxcommunications> In article <20111225020232.GA12322@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, Telecom Digest Moderator <redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu> wrote: > >For those who observe the December 25th holiday, I wish you a Merry >Christmas. For those with other beliefs, please accept my assurance >that my spirit of goodwill is towards all men, no matter their >faiths. A traditional greeting: ABCDE FGHIJ KMNOP QRSTU VWXYZ
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 09:46:40 -0800 (PST) From: Joseph Singer <joeofseattle@yahoo.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: AT&Ts failed bid for T-Mobile will be quite expensive Message-ID: <1324835200.6975.YahooMailClassic@web161504.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:32:19 +0000 (UTC)danny burstein wrote: > Unspoken by most reporters (maybe all...) is that TM had > roaming agreements in many of these areas with the various > (formerly) small and local, third party, carriers. > When AT&T gobbled them up, the roaming agreements were > often not renewed [a]. Hence in many areas, TM customers > suddenly woke up one morning and found they no longer > had workable service. It's my understanding that in order for roaming to occur there has to be a roaming agreement in place. Whether roaming is allowed or not is determined by whether the original customer's company has authorized roaming to occur i.e. T-Mobile has to allow roaming on another operator since if their customer roams on another system they have to pay out money to roam on the foreign operator's system. Generally you won't be able to roam in any area where the customer's company has a wireless presence (no matter how good or bad the quality of that connection is.) If the operator does not service the area there's a better chance that a roaming agreement will be in place.
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2011 14:33:36 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Hacked! Message-ID: <Emrk-C.A.mOE.m1-9OB@telecom> Hacked! As email, documents, and almost every aspect of our professional and personal lives moves onto the "cloud"-remote servers we rely on to store, guard, and make available all of our data whenever and from wherever we want them, all the time and into eternity-a brush with disaster reminds the author and his wife just how vulnerable those data can be. A trip to the inner fortress of Gmail, where Google developers recovered six years' worth of hacked and deleted e-mail, provides specific advice on protecting and backing up data now-and gives a picture both consoling and unsettling of the vulnerabilities we can all expect to face in the future. By JAMES FALLOWS NOVEMBER 2011 The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/11/hacked/8673/?single_page=true
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