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Re: Fun new policy at AOL
On Thursday, August 28, 2003, at 11:31 AM, Petri Helenius 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.Matthew Crocker wrote:...and there is no reason for dialup customer to have direct access to any other port either,
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.
We do remove the filters for customers that have a valid need and show that they have a clue out it all works.