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Thread: SSL on newsgroups

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    hey pplz ,
    been reading around and just wanted to get your views on this
    firstly newsgroups is meant to be anonymous since connection is only to a server and not to other ppl ( like emule) - so why would 1 want ssl ? what does it give me ?
    is the ssl connection like enabling "protocol obfuscation" in the emule network - hides the protocol being used ? so its not known to the isp ?

    any clarifications on the ssl feature ?

    cheers

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    Secure Socket Layer (SSL) basically encrypts all the data between you and the Usenet hosting company. Your ISP can see what you download on a normal connection. SSL is good if your unsure about your ISP monitoring your connection, etc.

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    ISP can only monitor the amount of bytes you are uploading and downloading - not the files ! even encryption - the same rules apply !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DooMeD68 View Post
    ISP can only monitor the amount of bytes you are uploading and downloading - not the files ! even encryption - the same rules apply !
    so whats the point of ssl ?

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    ^^As previously mentioned, SSL prevents your ISP from seeing what you download if you are concerned. Most usenet providers also do not monitor what you download; they just monitor the amount of traffic. This provides you additional piece of mind. Without SSL, your ISP could monitor what files you are downloading if they so wished, etc.

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    so i untill i don't hear any security problems concerning my isp checking newsgroup traffic / reporting users theres no need for this feature........

    cheers for the clarification

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeghead^ View Post
    so i untill i don't hear any security problems concerning my isp checking newsgroup traffic / reporting users theres no need for this feature........

    cheers for the clarification
    i got a warning from my isp for using to much bw and my acct was flagged. since then ive deleted 90% of my bt accts and clicked the box for ssl on newsleecher. its better safe than sorry!
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    (....God also used OINK..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADELA View Post
    i got a warning from my isp for using to much bw and my acct was flagged. since then ive deleted 90% of my bt accts and clicked the box for ssl on newsleecher. its better safe than sorry!
    how much were you downloading when you got the warning ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeghead^ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ADELA View Post
    i got a warning from my isp for using to much bw and my acct was flagged. since then ive deleted 90% of my bt accts and clicked the box for ssl on newsleecher. its better safe than sorry!
    how much were you downloading when you got the warning ?

    comcast 600 gb's +or-
    Quote Originally Posted by embolism View Post
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    heh - thats defanitly alot unless you are limited in your contract with your isp you should of told them to buzz off - you pay for a specific speed connection and you have the right to use max bandwidth all the time - you payed for it didn't you ?
    Last edited by Smeghead^; 11-05-2007 at 01:34 AM.

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