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Re: Is it time to block all Microsoft protocols in the core?
- From: alex
- Date: Mon Jan 27 14:40:48 2003
> AY> [I]t is a job of your customer to decide if they want to filter
> AY> some ports from their network or if they want to contract you
> AY> to do that for them.
> A job that many are incapable of performing.
> One must contact one's upstreams to enable BGP; the consequences
> of freely-available, unfiltered BGP would be catastrophic. Most
> people simply don't need BGP. Those who claim to need it are
> required to follow rules set by their upstreams and the rest of
> the Internet community.
That is not correct. A customer that is multihoming does it. Single homed
customer does not do it.
> Packet filtering at the edge would be far from a panacea, and in
> many ways would be a very bad thing, but perhaps it's time to re-
> evaluate the "need" for every network to have complete end-to-end
> connectivity. Some dialup providers and cable networks already
> offer less than EtE.
Some dialup providers and some cable networks.