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Re: "Default" Internet Service
Until they sign up for Vonage, get hooked on that new multiplayer realtime
game, discover that they can share music with their friends, or just
want to see what that next killer-app is all about.
Oh, yeah, there's also IRC, YIM, AIM, etc.
Those are just the applications I ran up against when I put a strict
firewall in for my parents (who I regard as being pretty typical of the
we don't know what internet is, but, we want it mom/dad set).
And, there's still the question of funding. Adding simple filters
costs money (labor, if nothing else). Adding stateful inspection filters
costs more money (same labor, roughly, but, most provider-side routers
don't do stateful inspection, at least not in a scalable way). The few
that do, usually require additional hardware options (ASPIC, for example).
Who should pay for that? I don't think the responsible clueful customers
of an ISP should have to subsidize the clueless, even if the clueless are
--On Monday, June 14, 2004 3:42 PM +1000 Matthew Sullivan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Owen DeLong wrote:Frankly, I don't want to have to read the *@#( tutorial. I should at least have the option of skipping to the questions. I don't mind "You must be this tall to ride." I do mind "Now we, who have been in business for fewer years than you have been running backbone routers, are going to give you a brief tutorial on internet security."No, I referred to the questions as simple questions where someone would have had to have read the tutorial (or already knows the answers) to get a less restricted account..... There would of course be the option to say 'I want a completely unrestricted incoming and outgoing account, I do know what I'm doing'.... The point being that the majority of mum's, dad's and indeed small businesses don't have a clue about what they are doing, and most just want to be able to browse the web, do some internet banking or shopping, and have access to email. Yours Mat
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