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Re: Backdoor not recognized by Kaspersky
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 15:39:27 -0500

On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 13:09:04 CST, "Schmehl, Paul L" <pauls () utdallas edu>  said:

Wrong.  ISP's make money from subscriptions.  The ideal subscriber would
be someone who pays the $21.95/month (or whatever it is these days) and
*never* uses the Internet.  If you have 1000's of those, you could make
a tidy profit on a T1.  The more bandwidth a subscriber uses, the less
profitable their subscription is to the ISP.

On the other hand, the people whos business model involves the phrases
"peering" and "selling transit" have little incentive to do anything to help a
downstream that's spewing spam/viruses/etc. Particularly fun if you managed to
come up with an interesting definition of '95 percent'. ;)

There's also the issue of pink contracts for spammers, but that's another sordid tale...

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