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NOCMan
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Colorado Springs, CO

Explaining Why This was Blocked

All mobile operators have a problem or bottleneck in thier network in terms of capacity. When phones are not transmitting data they're not using limited RF channel resources.

The problem is that tcp scans can wake up thousands of mobiles who now then try to register on the network and thus take up all available channels. So the solution to when this happens is that they block the offending ip in question usually on network edge routers.

I have no idea how intergrated AT&T's network is, but it suggests that the wireless and landline portions share a common network and thus blocks to protect the wireless side can impact landline broadband users.
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Corydon
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Denver, CO

From what I was seeing last night, apparently AT&T's mobile network was not affected, just DSL customers.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to NOCMan

This wasn't on AT&T Mobility. Just the former SBC DSL network.



NOCMan
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Colorado Springs, CO
reply to Corydon

Which was why I questioned the outburst, the site is not exactly mobile friendly.

So if it was not the mobile network, I'm not sure why they'd block it.
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