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Re: botnets: web servers, end-systems and Vint Cerf
On Feb 16, 2007, at 11:41 AM, J. Oquendo wrote:
"Sir, before you can continue watching the World Cup or Super Bowl you'll need to remove the spyware from your son's PC."
If you ask me, traffic providers (NSP's/NAP's) and ISP's don't mind this garbage coming out of their networks, if they did they'd actually ban together and do something about it.
Its obvious those charging for traffic will say little. Minimized traffic means minimized revenue.
All I see is "No we despise that kind of traffic" along with a shrug and nothing being done about it. I'm sure if some legislative body somewhere started levying fines against providers, the net would be a cleaner place. For comments on 100 million infected machines... Doubtable. Anyone can play fuzzy math games, heck I just strangely figured out that MS is costing me an arm and a leg!
While I understand your frustration, lest we not forget, providers are in
the business of making money, and solutions of this type today only add
to churn, additional operational expense and liability. It's not quite so
black and white as you make it, unfortunately.
With that, as Sean points out, providers are trying to address the issues
in an business-savvy manner and some do seem to have reasonable (IMO)
solutions underway. But be careful what you ask for, some of these
solutions you're mandating might very well resemble SiteFinder-style
schema's (or far worse) in order to justify the investment by the providers.