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Re: "Default" Internet Service
Christopher L. Morrow wrote:
On Sat, 12 Jun 2004, John Curran wrote:I acutally suggested something like this at the recent AusCERT 2004 conference... It's not such a bad idea....
The real question being "why are we giving mum's and dad's who sign up to the internet, and know nothing about either the Internet or computers, full unrestricted incoming and outgoing access...?" ... answer because the more bandwidth they use the more the ISP earns... so the ISPs don't care (in some cases) if the mum's and dad's get trojaned, because it's all money.
My suggestion to the AusCERT delegates was to introduce a new default service which has very limited access, and if people ask for more, give them the access after they have read through various 'educational' pages.... Perhaps a simple online quiz at the end -just 3-5 questions with the answers being very clearly explained in the previous pages - just to show the people have actually read the pages, rather than skipped to the end and hit 'I accept'.
I also suggested that if ISPs have the technology perhaps a simple IP pools method of allocating the users IP, where they could turn on and turn off access to certain protocols - eg: have a pool for P2P users, a pool for VOIP etc...