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Re: Packet anonymity is the problem?
On Sun, Apr 11, 2004 at 03:36:44AM +0000, Paul Vixie wrote: [snip] > in another thread tonight i see subjects like "lazy network > operators" and at first glance, those are the people you're > describing (who don't really care.) > > however, that's simple-minded. "because of the way tcp/ip > works..." is a very good lead-in toward the actual cause of > this apparent non-caring / laziness. > > because of the way ip works, and because of the way human > nature works, many of the things that would have to be done > to fix this problem have assymetric cost/benefit. if a > network provider isn't lazy, then everyone except them will > benefit from that non-laziness. human nature says that ain't > happening. I have heard the 'assymetric cost/benefit' rationale for the bad laziness (sloppiness, not the larry wall-esque 'good' laziness of automation) on and off the last few years. Similarly, I have heard about the tremendous cost of sloppiness and human error in terms of root-cause for networking badness for the past several years. Seems that these items are related... -- RSUC / GweepNet / Spunk / FnB / Usenix / SAGE