[AusNOG] NBN - military pretense?
Bevan.Slattery at staff.pipenetworks.com
Wed Oct 13 19:06:11 EST 2010
Interestingly US DoD use encryption boxes made/designed in Australia.
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> Whether DoD use NextGen, T, Optus or Huawei, I would assume they use
> some very strong encryption.
> Why wouldnt they? Its relatively cheap, and avoids all these
> theories. It allows them transmission vendor independence. Which
> me onto the point below.
> DoD has just spent squillions with NextGen for the Adelaide Darwin
> fibre. Which is separate from NBN. Any they are doing it to save
> money, because their current supplier cost squillions too. So DoD
> to save money, not make their network "more secure".
> The entire article is a heap of (National) Security Theater.
> On 13/10/2010 10:03, John Edwards wrote:
> > On 13/10/2010, at 9:43 AM, Peter Tonoli wrote:
> >> First thing that comes to mind when reading this little conspiracy
> >> theory is one of the premises of NBN is that it will be sold and
> >> a commercial entity; imagine SingTel/Optus having an interest in
> >> critical infrastructure?
> > Singtel Optus do have an interest in DoD critical infrastructure -
> > its Aussat roots. It is apparent that the armies of Singapore have
> > invaded Australia because of access to this data.
> > This argument came up in the press during the OPEL planning, where
> > was also a non-event and nothing more than a distraction in the
> > It might be worth saving this thread so you can refer back to it if
> > Huawei is selected as a vendor for NBN and accused of being
> > Chinese spies for the 100th time.
> > John
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