[NANOG] Charter Communications going to sniff traffic for advertising?

deepak@ai.net wrote:

Regulation could address this, a differentiated service could address
this, but this smacks of paying for a service to then get additional ads
sent to you. (like everytime you dialed a number into your Skype for
Pizza Delivery, they sent you to their paid-Pizza Delivery provider

Maybe history does repeat itself. The paragraph above reminds me of the origin of the Strowger Switch:


"According to legend, Almon Strowger was motivated to invent an automatic telephone exchange
after having difficulties with the local telephone operators. He was said to be convinced that the
local manual telephone exchange operators were sending calls to a competing undertaker business."

Tony Patti
S. Walter Packaging Corp.