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RE: FBI tells the public to call their ISP for help

  • From: Frank Bulk
  • Date: Sat Jun 16 22:39:30 2007

Let me buy an appliance that handles that
DNS/filtering/firewalling/updating/etc for owned machines, one that has
MSFT's blessing, and that just requires policy-based routing and handing out
special DNS server IPs.

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-nanog@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sean
Donelan
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 2:22 PM
To: Jeroen Massar
Cc: nanog@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: FBI tells the public to call their ISP for help


On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, Jeroen Massar wrote:
> You want to have a look at:
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/
>
> Which is used in large organizations to deploy patches with ease.
> Requires some AD mumbojumbo of course.
>
> Really the information is out there, google knows, so can you :)

Read the Microsoft license agreement for WSUS, the information is out
there.  It works for institutional license holders, but not for public
ISPs.

Small ISPs without legions of lawyers may not worry about stuff like this,
but unfortunately large ISPs have too.  Its not a technical issue.  If the
Microsoft lawyers said ok, the engineers could come up with lots of ways
to do this. I asked Microsoft's lawyers multiple times. But as always,
you should consult with your own legal advisor.

I keep hoping one day Microsoft will announce something like WSUS for
ISPs.  But its been several years.