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Re: Creating a crystal clear and pure Internet
On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 09:38:40 EST, Sean Donelan said:Some people have compared unwanted Internet traffic to water pollution, and proposed that ISPs should be required to be like water utilities and
I think we'd have to standardize on what our networking equivalent of "water" is. Are we talking about just port 80 traffic? Just email?
A water utility is not an open network, nor is it bidirectional. If I want to start transporting Koolaid, I need to take the water from the utility, and create my own distribution network outside of the water utility; I can't lease capacity from the water utility.
If all we were carrying were unidirectional traffic, "crystal clean" would be very easy. If all we were carrying was port 80 traffic, "pure" would be easy.
A better analogy would be make sure all the roads and vehicles on it were crystal clean and "pure"/efficient -- hell, I'd settle for "insured".
IMO, an intrusive Internet (ignoring the political talk about MSFT or not) would not be the Internet, but just a proprietary network [pick your flavor].
But rather than debate technology, I think regulators/operators/etc would need to settle on an unambiguous definition of "what" is carried and "what" isn't to be carried, at what quality level for a given level of service.
Deepak Jain AiNET