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Re: Math 011 (Re: "Default" Points on your Internet "Re: Re: Re:")
> GR> Virus infections are a day to day occurance, not some > > And being the status quo justifies something how? No it doesn't justify it, it simply means it's not an emergency. > * You have an infected machine that has absolutely no chance of > harming anyone else. Should you care? ("Yes" reflects concern > about the customer; "no" is the Internet-minded attitude.) At > any rate, disconnection would be foolish. Yes of course you should care, but it should not be a high a priority as say a down situation. > * I have an infected machine that pounds out attacks and exploits > at high speeds, hurting thousands of systems hourly. Would you > like it shut off? Probably. Do you not agree that this is > grounds for disco/throttling/proxy -- at least temporarily? High priority because it can or is causing a down situation for someone. > If you don't agree with me on the extremes, I think you're nuts. > If you agree with me on the extremes, then we're arguing over > where the boundaries should be. We aren't arguing over boundries, all I'm trying to say is that without customers the internet shuts down. So perhaps it's time to become a bit more customer oriented in our thinking of how to deal with the issues we face today. Automatically sand boxing business dsl customers is a bad idea. Do you want your backbone providers to do that to you because of a virus infection on your network? Geo.