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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

papasui As someone who designs this stuff (474 comments)

Although not for Comcast but another major player, they likely are putting the "public" wifi on its own SSID, service-flow, and MAC/IP. This means that your modem will have a secondary data stream that can be enforced separately. About the only thing I'd be worried about is someone overwhelming the CPU as these are still underpowered home wifi devices.

about a month and a half ago

AgriRover Brings Mars Rover Technology To the Farm

papasui We're in Hell (41 comments)

The road to Hell is lined with good intentions.

about 9 months ago

Google Preparing "Google Mine" For Organizing and Sharing Your Stuff On Google+

papasui Carlin wouldn't approve (129 comments)

I don't think GC would appreciate being associated with this unless it was to make fun of the people that are using it.

about a year ago

Google Seeks 'Do-No-Discoverable-Evil' Patent

papasui They should call it (109 comments)

Google Delete

about a year ago

Yahoo First Quarter Results: Revenue Dips Slightly, Profits Increase

papasui Re:probably fired everyone (84 comments)

True not all long-term employees are worth a damn. I'll counter your argument however that a lot of new people seem to wash out in the first 6 months at my place of work (17k employees). That's a big problem for us because in my field I expect approximately a 1 year ramp up for even the top notch talent, so if they quit or get fired before then we got 0 out of them. I suppose my case might be an outlier, but we have a pretty good reason for paying our proven talent well.

about a year ago

Manga Girls Beware: Extra Large Eyes Caused Neanderthal's Demise

papasui Hrm (290 comments)

I thought it was already proven that Europeans are the ancestors of Neanderthals through DNA sequencing? And it's this very DNA responsible for a strong immune system in people with large amounts of Neanderthal DNA.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Management Software For Small Independent ISP?

papasui Re:Do any of the tools on the cable TV work with H (141 comments)

Yes and no. Cable TV (excluding the communication back to the headend for VOD or SDV) is one way. This means the traffic flows to your home. HSI is two-way communications (your both recieving and sending). So tools that can look at the downstream certainly apply to Video & HSI however return is pretty much exclusive to the HSI side.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Management Software For Small Independent ISP?

papasui Re:Depends on the scale (141 comments)

Forgot to mention. the goal with the collection scripts is to tie them to a cron job that runs like every 5-30 mins. This makes it all automatic and and as you add new subscribers the script then auto updates your information for you.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Management Software For Small Independent ISP?

papasui Depends on the scale (141 comments)

Depends on how big you guys really are, you say small but to me a small isp is less than 50k subscribers. If you're much smaller than this then you have more options. Anyway there aren't a lot of good drop in solutions for monitoring thousands of devices unless you're planning on spending a ton of money. Easiest way to roll a cable modem monitoring system (Note: I have personal experience doing this for ~5 million subscribers) is to build a database (MySQL/etc) and then create a collection script in perl/php/other scripting language that collects your cable modem ip addresses directly from the CMTS. Your script will log directly into the cmts execute 'show cable modem' or appropriate command for the platform your using and you will log all this information into your database. Your second script will use SNMP to collect statistics from those logged cable modem ip addresses. Things you'll want to collect would be the transmit, receive, downstream snr, upstream snr, interface statistics, etc. Once you have this information then you can put together a webpage that will present the data with nice graphs that give you a good idea of what's going on. This same script can act as a monitoring system to collect modem state changes or you can use a trap system like Nagios to just catch the alarms the CMTS can be configured to kick out. Good luck!

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With a DDoS Attack?

papasui Re:QUESTION (303 comments)

It needs to be done on your router, or if you don't have one in front of your web site then on your service providers. ARP really doesn't apply here. (windows also supports the route command btw).

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With a DDoS Attack?

papasui Re:Null routes (303 comments)

Right like I said, assuming you have more than 1 ip address. If your network is semi-distributed disabling the ip being attacked will reduce the DoS, usually enough to the point that other services function. If all you got is a single web host, then your web-presence probably isn't all that critical, and if it IS then your doing it wrong.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With a DDoS Attack?

papasui Null routes (303 comments)

Null route the ip being attacked, not the ip attacking. Of course this assumes you have a network consisting of more than a single ip. Anyway this is basically the best way to handle a DoS. Otherwise you basically need to have the bandwidth/resources to endure the attack. Many providers will allow either a remote-triggered black hole session to their BGP router or allow a burst rate above your committed bandwidth if the interface allows for it.

about a year and a half ago

Apple Now Shipping Lightning To 30-Pin Adapters

papasui Re:Why? (173 comments)

So a different opinion than yours is an advertisement for Apple? Lightning (in my opinion, no spin added) is a nicer connector as far as plugging things in are concerned vs micro usb. Ever fumble around trying to plug a android phone in the dark? I have because I have both an HTC Desire (loaded with cyangenmod) and a iPhone 5. So is that worth skipping usb for? Jury's out. As far as which phone I happen to prefer, well I find myself using my iPhone more but then I'm not a real geek since I've only been using linux since Slackware 3. In short, acting like your defending your girlfriend's honor over any critcism of a product is pretty fucking lame. Appreciate tech for what it is, not a religious experience.

about 2 years ago

Man Tries To Live an Open Source Life For a Year

papasui In other news (332 comments)

I took a dump today.. Seriously this is just attention seeking, link bait. If I didn't know better I'd think it was a paid /. add.

about 2 years ago

Microsoft's Surface Caught Windows OEMs By Surprise

papasui Re:Decent parts? Buy a mac, install linux... (565 comments)

Then it would of been in warranty and they would of serviced it for free, unless of course you bought it used and it wasn't really only 7 months old.

more than 2 years ago

Nokia To Cut 10,000 Jobs and Close 3 Facilities

papasui Prepping to be bought (350 comments)

I have been thinking this entire thing smells like Elops entire goal was to drive stock so low that Microsoft can buyout Nokia on the cheap and have their own cell phone manufacturing division, ala Apple and now Google.

more than 2 years ago


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