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Re: What do you want your ISP to block today?
But should the end user pay for the faults?The end user is angry because lashing out at the manufacturer gets you routed to a null interface :)
why should the ISP pay? (Now that is the question)
They already payDo you call Microsoft when your "internet" connection is down? (msn.net customers exempted)
I think they only support their application (the one they want you to dial-in with) over this operating system, nothing else (meaning the OS itself and this is mostly for residential users, nothing was given to me when I had my last optical circuit handed over...wait let me check...nope nothing).How many ISPs on this list provide support for non-MSFT operating systems? Does the free CD you hand out run on anything but Windows?
Wow only 10% of "internet" connected systems are "other than"...!!!!!!90% + of internet users do use MSFT Windows. So I don't think you have a choice other than to "live with it".
I think that it is ridiculous to expect the ISP now to start filtering these ports. The "internet" in itself is nothing more than a communications link, and the ISP's are providers to this link. The purpose of which is the exchange of information over a "public" medium.
You want an ISP to begin filtering at the 4th layer (OSI Reference...yikes), why???? Besides alleviating the headaches of some users of a specific manufacturers product, it makes no sense.
What would you filter? Before you filter you need a policy in place. For this idea to even be effective you would need a policy that is acceptable among all ISP's, (HA HA HA). Next you need all ISP's to implement these policies consistently and equally throughout their infrastructure (scary).
Now you go back to your firewall logs and poof!!!!! Still allot of junk (different junk, but nonetheless junk)!!!! You think it will stop there???? Human nature is suitable for adaptation...now what??? More filters......makes no sense....so there will be no more free exchange of information over a public medium?
Since only 90% of internet users use MSFT Windows we should make it a Microsoft friendly network then. Plug and Play your heart out!!!!!!
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