Skip to comments.N00ter Keeps ISPs In Line Over Net Neutrality (Wow, individuals have power after all!)
Posted on 08/30/2011 4:21:48 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
It may be a while before Congress & Friends get this whole Net Neutrality debate squared away. But thats no biggie, since Dan Kaminsky has cooked up his own little solution to figure out if your ISP is throttling service. Its called N00ter, short for neutral rooter, and Kaminsky showed it off for the first time at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, reports Forbes.
Heres how it works: N00ter scopes out whether or not an ISP is artificially slowing down or boosting traffic to and from a specific site. It basically acts as a VPN, sending traffic through a proxy and masking its source and desired destination.
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The individuals strike again! We found a way to solve the problem all on our own. Uh oh. Looks like we don't need big government after all.
Bad news for big government! We don’t need help from those marxists after all. An individual has come up with a way for you to perform your own audits, all on your own.
Tech ping, too.
No reply necessary.
(BTW, yes, the name n00ter sounds incredibly stupid, but whatever. I’m just glad that I as an individual can solve the problem all on my own, without giving my soul to a bunch of marxists)
Okay - so where do we get the stuff ..??
Thanks Halfmanhalfamazing. Buh-bye, so-called Net Neutrality.
I don’t think he’s released it yet.
The tech crunch article linkes to forbes:
============N00ter, a tool that Kaminsky plans to release in coming weeks, checks for those marginal traffic cheats.============
You know, that’s it, that’s what bothers me about so called “net neutrality”. That it’s about government saying “you experts are all morons, you can’t do anything well, but we’re going to fix your stupid ways with more laws”.
That was the little bug that eventually got me as well. At some point, I started trying to look under the hood. This Net Neutrality thing is a direct assault on the first amendment and free speech.
Anybody who has joined the fight against the fairness doctrine, you haven’t seen anything yet. Wonder why the FCC was so willing to dump the fairness doctrine? They don’t need it. They have net neutrality.
It’d be like clippy, just one thousand times worse. “It looks like you’re thinking for yourself. Do you need the Communist Party’s Central Commitee assistance? yes/of course, dear leader”
Tools like this have been around for quite a while. Pretty cool if there is ISP competition in your area and at least one practices net neutrality, useless if not.