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Re: Suggestion for NANOG Meeting
From: "Howard C. Berkowitz" <hcb () clark net>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 14:12:42 -0500

At 1:28 PM -0500 1/20/97, David Schwartz wrote:
On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Mike Leber wrote:

On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Eric D. Madison wrote:
As a carrier, I know that we should not and can not filter/censor/monitor
any content on our "pipes".

So you would ignore one of your customers SYN attacking random victims on
the net?   Or one of your T3 customers ping bombing somebody with a T1?

      That's not content. The term 'content' excludes time, place, and
manner. Blocking a SYN attack is about regulating the manner in which
people can exchange content, not the content they exchange.


And I would suggest that the first level of dealing with spam is by its
traffic characteristics and administrative characteristics.  In other
words, while I am incredibly annoyed as a recipient of spam, I am most
concerned by the potential of spam to produce denial of service, through
mail bombs (original or retaliatory), looping spam software, exhausting
spool space, etc.  These are not content issues.


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