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Re: Napster and others...

  • From: Scott McGrath
  • Date: Tue Mar 07 11:52:32 2000

I am a corporate end user so the common carrier exception does not apply to
me and the intellectual property demon does.

re: ORBS I got those addresses from my traffic analyis on where the MP3 traffic
was coming from and I apologize to the list and it's members for not checking  who
the block belongs to. I  have no desire to add fuel to the ORBS controversy.

Internet access has become critical to many business processes and we need to
come up with mechanism to allow traffic like MP3 to fill slack in our networks
however in my case I need to ensure that bandwith is available for the purpose
for which it is purchased for. If Napster and it's ilk were well written
applications
I could create custom queues for it and discard  when necessary like I do for non
business related web traffic rather than my current heavy handed ACL's If anyone
on the list has a alternate method I would appreciate hearing about it and my
users would love me for giving them back access to Napster and other music sites.

Apologetically - Scott

Simon Lyall wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Mar 2000, Scott McGrath wrote:
> > !
> > ! Other MP3
> > !
> > deny ip 202.36.148.5 0.0.0.255 any
> > deny ip 202.36.147.16 0.0.0.255 any
>
> In case people didn't notice these networks are used by ORBS (see
> www.orbs.org) and people associated it with it. Perhaps some may wish to
> block them but it's a little pathetic for Scott to try and sneak them into
> other people's access lists in this way.
>
> --
> Simon Lyall.               |    Newsmaster   | Work: simon.lyall@ihug.co.nz
> System/Network Admin.      | T&C Enforcement | Home: simon@darkmere.gen.nz
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