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Re: Fun new policy at AOL
From: Matthew Crocker <matthew () crocker com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:04:09 -0400
On Thursday, August 28, 2003, at 11:31 AM, Petri Helenius wrote:
Matthew Crocker wrote:
SMTP & DNS should be run through the servers provided by the ISP for
the exact purpose. There is no valid reason for a dialup customer to
go direct to root-servers.net and there is no reason why a dialup
user should be sending mail directly to AOL, or any mail server for
that matter (besides their host ISP)
...and there is no reason for dialup customer to have direct access to
any other port either,
they´ll just use the www-proxy and other ALG services from the ISP ?
This is a self-solving problem.
Technically no, There is no reason for a customer to have direct
access to the net so long as the ISP can provide appropriate proxies
for the services required.
It gets complex, it gets hard to manage but it can be done. There is a
stigma against proxing because of the early days when stale content was
all over the place. Does a dynamically assigned dialup/DSL user even
need a valid routable IP? For games? Maybe games should be more NAT
We do remove the filters for customers that have a valid need and show
that they have a clue out it all works.