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RE: (Already happening) Operational impact of filtering SMB/NETBIOS traffic?
This is something I have already seen happen and the bad side of it. While working on a VPN project I came across many ISP's (mostly cable and DSL) who charged extra per month if you wanted to have VPN access to a remote network. We got several calls where New user A has setup the VPN software we gave them and they can't connect from home. Number one resolution was to call their ISP and move them to a "business account" where the ISP would then change their profile to allow IP Types other than just tcp and udp. It is for this reason that I am careful to only choose ISP's who either don't filter at all or who expressly detail their filtering policy before I use them. However in the case of Cable ISP's you can't always have a choice. So on that level I am against any filtering since it seems to have given many ISP's a new revenue stream for something they shouldn't really be charging extra for (IMHO). Derrick -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Jim Mercer Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2000 8:49 PM To: Roeland Meyer Cc: 'Scott Call'; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Operational impact of filtering SMB/NETBIOS traffic? On Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 08:19:12PM -0800, Roeland Meyer wrote: > You are considering killing off a whole bunch of legitimate use because > some are too brain-dead to not have unintentional shares on the internet? well, maybe if there was a global filter on SMB then the brain-dead company that produces the brain-dead software will wake up and realize that maybe it shouldn't produce software that by default leaves their users open to intrusion or viruses. geez, if the filter was there, are you saying that people who _need_ SMB shares are too brain-dead to come up with a straight forward way to make it get around the filter? -- [ Jim Mercer email@example.com +1 416 410-5633 ] [ Reptilian Research -- Longer Life through Colder Blood ] [ Don't be fooled by cheap Finnish imitations; BSD is the One True Code. ]