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Re: end2end? (was: RE: Where NAT disenfranchises the end-user ...)
From: Andy Dills <andy () xecu net>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 17:09:43 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 7 Sep 2001, Leo Bicknell wrote:

It also crosses an interesting legal line.  If your an ISP customer
and it's ok for the ISP to read your data stream and alter it in
real time to provide NAT, why wouldn't it be legal for them to read
your e-mail in real time as it passes, and alter what you said?
The same boxes could do it.  What makes it ok to alter an IP address
here and there, but not alter a word?  Why are they different?

Leo, let's not get crazy here.

One is content, the other a content-delivery mechanism. Think about the
post office. It's perfectly acceptable for them to stamp a forwarded
address on the envelope to ensure it's delivery, but perfectly
unacceptable to modify the content inside.

I know you're being facetious, but come on...


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