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RE: How many protocols...

  • From: Matt Levine
  • Date: Wed Jun 12 05:49:04 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On 
> Behalf Of Stephen J. Wilcox
> Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 2:03 AM
> To: Matt Levine
> Cc: nanog@merit.edu; 'Stephen Sprunk'
> Subject: RE: How many protocols...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I dont provide multicast, am I not an ISP by your definition? 
> I think so..
> 
> Steve
> 

If *I* used multicast, and that was a significant part of my 'Internet
Experience', and you didn't provide it, I'd very quickly stop
considering you an ISP.  Thankfully, the only person who really cares
what I consider an ISP is me, so I wouldn't worry.



> 
> On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Matt Levine wrote:
> 
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On 
> > > Behalf Of Stephen Sprunk
> > > Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:33 AM
> > > To: Magnus Boden
> > > Cc: North American Noise and Off-topic Gripes
> > > Subject: Re: How many protocols...
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Thus spake "Magnus Boden" <mb@ozaba.cx>
> > > > I wouldn't call it an isp if they only allowed tcp, udp 
> and icmp.
> > > > It should be all ip protocols.
> > > >
> > > > There can be a maximum of 256 of them. The isp 
> shouldn't care what
> > > > the ipheader->protocol field is set to.
> > > 
> > > There is at least one ISP here in the US that filters 
> > > protocol 50 (IPsec ESP).
> > > Does that mean they're really not an ISP?
> > > 
> > > S
> > > 
> > > 
> > They can still call themselves whatever they want, but I wouldn't
> > consider them an ISP, as they're not provider a very key part of my
> > "Internet experience".  I'd feel the same way if they 
> filtered google.
> > 
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Matt
> > --
> > Matt Levine
> > @Home: matt@deliver3.com
> > @Work: matt@eldosales.com
> > ICQ  : 17080004
> > AIM  : exile
> > GPG  : http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x6C0D04CF
> > "The Trouble with doing anything right the first time is that nobody
> > appreciates how difficult it was."  -BIX 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 


Regards,
Matt
--
Matt Levine
@Home: matt@deliver3.com
@Work: matt@eldosales.com
ICQ  : 17080004
AIM  : exile
GPG  : http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x6C0D04CF
"The Trouble with doing anything right the first time is that nobody
appreciates how difficult it was."  -BIX  





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