[talk] Optimum provided home router madness

Mark Saad mark.saad at ymail.com
Sun Feb 1 18:55:14 EST 2015

> On Feb 1, 2015, at 5:30 PM, Michael W. Lucas <mwlucas at blackhelicopters.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 01, 2015 at 05:22:36PM -0500, George Rosamond wrote:
>> Mark Saad:
>>> All So I am at a souperbowl party and they have a optimum Internet
>>> and a vendor provided home router . The strangest thing with its
>>> setup is the wireless network ( configured by optimum ) hands out
>>> ip's in 24.0/13 net block ! Anyone have a idea why they would do this
>>> ?
>> I bet it has something to do with data mining... triple nat'g while
>> their wireless device sniffs the wlan's MAC addresses.  There is
>> probably an update to RFC 1918 designating that block for third parties
>> to watch your Facebook posts.

This sounds like a quote from the upcoming movie "black hat" 


> That block is assigned to Comcast NJ. Any chance Optimum is part of
> Comcast?

No this is cablevision country in ny; which is equally strange . 

> It's possible (barely) that you're getting actual IP
> addresses. Unlikely, but you have me curious.

I want to start exploring but I don't want to be hogging their computer .

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