[FoRK] Pwnage, brought to you by DirectTV

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Sat Sep 8 12:38:32 PDT 2012

The premises distribution is in a wall box in our closet.  That's where the one-way splitter should be to filter any outgoing 
traffic.  There could be another one at the distribution splitter: I.e., the ports on that / those should be unidirectional.

Anyway, you can't get free service that way.  You could amplify and wire the antenna signal to every dwelling in the city and it 
wouldn't be illegal or make any difference.  You have to do a DRM decode in the "set top box" based on a particular smart card 
key to recover anything useful.

At least we don't have GB's crazy TV / antenna tax.

On 9/8/12 7:41 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Are you sure someone hasn't just split the cable to get free service?
> Greg
> http://tinyurl.com/9zszskx
> On 9/7/2012 10:07 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> Correct.  The building's owners don't allow cable.  Either one of the
>> two satellite providers or nothing.  Apparently, the owners don't like
>> Comcast.  Or Comcast won't cut them in on the revenue.


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