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Re: Worm Bandwidth [was Re: Santa Fe city government computersknocked out by worm]
On Sat, 29 Nov 2003, Petri Helenius wrote: > If you are an access provider, specially in the consumer space, you can > do many things to help the "Greater Internet" by keeping your own back > yard in good shape. In the transit business, you are expected to > deliver the bits regardless of the content so there the only viable > option is to drop packets where the source or destination addresses > donīt make sense. What is the difference between a transit provider and an access provider, specially in the consumer space? Why is a transit provider expected to deliver the bits, but the access provider isn't? Since the bulk of Internet access is actually provided by wholesale providers (e.g. AOL/Earthlink buy wholesale modem access from UUNET/Level3), who is the access provider and who is the transit provider?