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trparky
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Re: AT&T now blocking IPv6 tunnels

It has been seen that some third-party modems have been fucked up due to a firmware push by the cable company.
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Paralel

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Why is a cable company pushing firmware updates to personally owned hardware? The cable company should be capable of pushing firmware to only the hardware they own. If there currently methodology prevents them from pushing it to only their own hardware then they need to improve their current implementation or invent a new method.


Matt7

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said by Paralel:

Why is a cable company pushing firmware updates to personally owned hardware? The cable company should be capable of pushing firmware to only the hardware they own. If there currently methodology prevents them from pushing it to only their own hardware then they need to improve their current implementation or invent a new method.

Because if say the stock firmware has a security flaw the only way for the modem to be updated per DOCSIS Standards is the cable company pushing the firmware from the head end/CMTS ... There is no other (legal) way to update a firmware on a customer or rented modem per the DOCSIS standard.

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reply to trparky

If anything that is the extreme exception not the norm. Pretty much any piece of hardware could potentially be bricked when pushing new firmware.