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RE: Yahoogroups and Carnivore
|> From: Jay Fenello [mailto:Jay@Fenello.com] |> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 12:26 PM |> |> As of yesterday, the performance of Yahoogroup's has |> degraded from a couple minutes, to a couple of hours |> between posting and distribution. It is rumored that |> this is due to Carnivore being installed at major |> ISPs throughout the country. |> |> Any insights? Carnivore is a very bad and expensive joke. The counter move is to simply move all content into a SSH or MS-PPTP VPN. Every *nix server can do both and every Win2Kserver and workstation can do the latter. Then VOIP can be used through the tunnel. Voila! ... fully mil-spec encrypted communications. All Carnivore does is burn bandwidth and provide choke-points, aka single points of failure.