Rain LTE via Afrihost - Possible network tampering

schalkneethling

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Feb 4, 2015
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Hey All,

Switched to Rain LTE via Afrihost two months or so ago, and I have to say it is terrible. Their support of the service is terrible, the speed is not at all what was advertised, and the stability(even with a ethernet connection) is horrible. Packets are constantly being dropped. At this stage it was better on the 10Mbps ADSL line :-/

I have been doing some tests using OONI probe(https://ooni.torproject.org/) for a while, and last night I got a disturbing result when testing HTTP header field manipulation. In three tests, all three returned a result that suggests there is network tampering. https://twitter.com/schalkneethling/status/966962266544406529 :mad:

Has anyone else seen this?
 

sajunky

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What you would expect from communists South Africa?

Don't panic. It could be a transparent proxy server in your path. Other networks also use it. Besides, you can expect from South Africa the latest spying technology which do not generate dumb responses.
 
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KalAl

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Apr 13, 2010
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Hey Schalk,

Agree on the speed & service. they are non-responsive and arrogant as well.

1. Do you know if the b618 router they package is locked to their network?
2. Which are the other LTE-A service providers with a good offering (data, speed, coverage, etc)?
 
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