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Re: Fun new policy at AOL
From: Roland Perry <nanog () internetpolicyagency com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 13:09:16 -0400


In article <4236FCAF-D971-11D7-828E-000A956885D4 () crocker com>, Matthew
Crocker <matthew () crocker com> writes

There is no reason for a customer to have direct access to the net 

Unless that's what they thought "Internet Access" was all about :-(

so long as 
the ISP can provide appropriate proxies for the services required.
It gets complex, it gets hard to manage 

And why do we know this? Because people doing this aren't 100%
successful at it.

Not to mention all the reconfiguration issues as the customer moves from
provider to provider. Either when they fall out with the provider (which
gives him every incentive to assist the departing customer ... not) or
if they are a mobile user (I often hop daily between approximately three
providers).
-- 
Roland Perry


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