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Re: Comcast using IPS to protect the Internet from their home user clients?
From: "Exibar" <exibar () thelair com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 15:44:34 -0500
I know the "feeling" behind what you typed, but you really don't mean what
you typed. Filtering should not be done by the ISPs, they should provide a
pipe, and that's it. Ok, there are some circumstances, like a DoS against
your equipment, where the ISP is the only means of blocking the traffic,
that's a different story.
If the ISP's start filtering traffic, scanning E-mail for viruses, etc,
they are getting close to censorship in my eyes. They're also removing
themselves from "common carrier" status in the eyes of the law too I would
think. Make those services OPTIONAL for those that want it, great, I'm all
for it. But if I want a link out to the internet, that isn't filtered or
anything I should be able to get it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Knobbe" <frank () knobbe us>
To: "Chmielarski TOM-ATC090" <Tom.Chmielarski () motorola com>
Cc: <full-disclosure () lists netsys com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 1:52 PM
Subject: RE: [Full-disclosure] Comcast using IPS to protect the Internet
from their home user clients?
PS: I'm completely okay with them filtering as long as they allow me to
tunnel my traffic to corporate servers. Whatever it takes to get rid of
spam is fine with me...
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