[Dshield] OT BPL
ed.truitt at etee2k.net
Thu Oct 20 21:26:24 GMT 2005
Yep -- but put a ham HF rig running full legal power close to a BPL system, and watch the BPL users scream. A similar situation happened w/ cable TV years ago, and led to lots of local restrictions on ham radio (primarily through restrictions on the placement of antennae.)
This could be a 'security issue' for BPL use, as it would be easy to commit an unintentional DoS on a BPL system. And, if DoSing a system were to be a criminal offense...
From: "Bob Kehr" <rskehr at ucdavis.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 13:06:03
To:"'General DShield Discussion List'" <list at lists.dshield.org>
Subject: Re: [Dshield] OT BPL
I could be wrong, but I don't think the issue is so much hams jamming BPL as
much as the RF garbage generated by BPL making ham and some other public
service freqs useless.
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> [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Paul Marsh
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> Subject: [Dshield] OT BPL
> I've been reading about BPL. A lot of concerns about RF regarding
> interference with HAM operators and other RF devices. One
> question that
> I can't seam to find an answer to is how secure is the
> system? If a HAM
> operator can jamb the BPL just by getting on the right freq.,
> why can't
> someone sniff the network on the same freq.? BPL is starting to gain
> momentum and looks promising. Looks like another access
> point we'll all
> need to start thinking about.
> Thanx, Paul
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