Email tapping by ISPs, forwarder addresses, and crypto proxies
Major Variola (ret)
mv at cdc.gov
Sun Jul 18 22:35:19 PDT 2004
At 01:07 PM 7/18/04 -0500, J.A. Terranson wrote:
>Let me fill in what he left out. Yes, the industry is moving towards
>MPLS over POS. That's not where it is now though. At least not for
>interfaces. Right now the industry is chock full of lagacy gear,
>old fashioned ATM. You think you can just casually reassemble this
>in transit? Let's see it!
Gimme an intel IXA network processor and no problem. ATM is fixed
size data, not as tricky as IP decoding. Predicatable bandwidth.
Stream all into megadisks, analyze later.
You need to tap the MPLS label assignment service (or watch all the
egress ports and correlate to endpoints) too to know which ATM chunks
>Besides that old fashioned transport diversity, we have the original
>problem: even if you could do it (maybe in three to five years), what
>you going to do with the data you've snarfed? Backhaul it? Shove it
>TB cassettes? Better keep a guy on staff to change the tray!!
You don't know about tape robots, or offline indexing, eh?
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