[ILUG] Slightly OT. The which ISP Question!
colm at stdlib.net
Mon Feb 20 14:33:30 GMT 2006
On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 02:24:07PM +0000, Justin Mason wrote:
> If an ISP allows third parties to increase a customer's bills without
> their consent, then the customer is getting screwed.
They wouldn't be an Internet Service Provider if they didn't. That
sentence is inherently contradictory.
When you connect to the internet, you allow anyone to connect to you.
Welcome to the Internet :)
If an ISP filtered it inside their network, they'd be lumped with the
cost of the bytes, that makes no sense either. Filtering upstream is
impossible, since they'd have to convince their transit providers to
source-filter - which isn't generally going to happen.
The Internet is a gigantic peer to peer end to end network. It's
part of it's nature. You want some other kind of closed-walls non-Internet
service, historically they havn't done too well.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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