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Re: Are we really this helpless? (Re: isprime DOS in progress)
From: Mark Andrews <Mark_Andrews () isc org>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:01:46 +1100
In message <8C5F1FEC-FF51-4BA2-A762-C13BC275E806 () virtualized org>, David Conrad writes:
It would seem that as ISPs implement DPI and protocol-specific traffic
shaping, they damage the arguments that they can make claiming they
have "common carrier" status with the inherent immunities that status
provides. I can hear the argument now: if an ISP can throttle
BitTorrent (or whatever) for specific nodes, why can't they also limit
the source addresses of packets coming from those nodes?
They can and should. I suspect many of them do as they
usually apply these filters to home networks.
BCP 38 is ~10 years old now. It should have been factored
into the purchasing decision of all the current equipement.
If it wasn't then the operator was negligent.
Mark Andrews, ISC
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742 INTERNET: Mark_Andrews () isc org