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Re: Schneier: ISPs should bear security burden

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Wed Apr 27 01:39:30 2005

I think it's absurd. I expect my water delivery company not to add
polutants in transit. I expect my water production company to provide
clean water.

This is like asking the phone company to prevent minors from hearing
swear-words on telephone calls or prevent people from being able to make
prank phone calls from pay-phones.

When Mr. Schneier gets that level of service from his phone company, then,
perhaps he can expect the same from his ISP.

The worst part of that article is that it only quotes people with a vested
interest in sellling service-provider based solutions to end-host based
problems.

So much for any sort of journalistic ethic, fact checking, or, unbiased
reporting.

Owen


--On Wednesday, April 27, 2005 3:09 +0000 "Fergie (Paul Ferguson)" <fergdawg@netzero.net> wrote:


I've been there -- I know how I feel about it -- but I'd love
to know how ISP operations folk feel about this.

Links here:
http://www.vnunet.com/news/1162720

...and, of course, here:
http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/2005/04/schneier-isps-should-bear-security.h
tml

Off list, if you'd like. Or not.

- ferg

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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
 fergdawg@netzero.net or fergdawg@sbcglobal.net
 ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/


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