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Re: Lazy network operators - NOT
> Be careful about the slice and dice effect. Depending on how you divide > up the numbers you can make any thing come out on top. In some sense > the problem is a lot worse. Its not just spam, worms, viruses. Its not > just residential broadband users. Its not even just Microsoft Windows. while i agree, i think something i said earlier needs to get re-said: >> So-called "broadband" user populations (cable, dsl, fixed wireless, >> mobile wireless) are full time connected, or nearly so. They are >> technically unsophisticated, on average. The platforms they run >> trade convenience for security, and must do so in order to remain >> competitive/relevant. Margin pressure makes it impossible for most >> "broadband" service providers to even catalogue known-defect customer >> systems or process complaints about them. >> >> Those facts are not in dispute. [...] so, we know that a "broadband customer netblock" operator will not handle complaints, will not fix the systems that are known to be running third-hand malware, and that the only recourse against abuse from those places is blackholing them one (ipv4) /32 at a time, or blackholing them all at once and forcing mail servers (whether legit or not) to operate from a higher-rent neighborhood. there's no choice at all, really.