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Re: Fun new policy at AOL
From: Petri Helenius <pete () he iki fi>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 19:14:48 +0300
Matthew Crocker wrote:
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 friendly.
How many ISPs actively provide ALG´s for the 50% of their traffic which
consists of the
peer2peer applications? Or is the most popular "killer app" not a
RIAA & friends would love you if you declared HTTP the only allowed
also give a boost to the applications implementing IP over HTTP.