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Re: Vonage Hits ISP Resistance
Once upon a time, Jamie Norwood <email@example.com> said: > On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 21:36:19 -0600, Chris Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Once upon a time, Eric A. Hall <email@example.com> said: > > > Do you also block NNTP so that customers have to use your servers? > > > > Change that to SMTP and you'll get a bunch of "yes" answers. Why is one > > right and the other wrong? > > Heard of a little thing called 'spam'? Heard of a little thing called a 'rhetorical question'? Who decides that it is okay for ISPs to block SMTP and not okay for them to block VoIP? If it is okay to block SMTP because "people do bad things" (i.e. spam), how long will it be before RIAA/MPAA/etc. demand ISPs block P2P programs for the same reason? If the a government gets involved and says it is illegal for ISPs to block VoIP, how long before a spammer tries to use the same ruling to say it is illegal to block SMTP? -- Chris Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.