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Re: Fun new policy at AOL
- From: Matthew Crocker
- Date: Thu Aug 28 12:16:48 2003
On Thursday, August 28, 2003, at 11:31 AM, Petri Helenius wrote:
Technically no, There is no reason for a customer to have direct
access to the net so long as the ISP can provide appropriate proxies
for the services required.
Matthew Crocker wrote:
...and there is no reason for dialup customer to have direct access to
any other port either,
SMTP & DNS should be run through the servers provided by the ISP for
the exact purpose. There is no valid reason for a dialup customer to
go direct to root-servers.net and there is no reason why a dialup
user should be sending mail directly to AOL, or any mail server for
that matter (besides their host ISP)
they´ll just use the www-proxy and other ALG services from the ISP ?
This is a self-solving problem.
It gets complex, it gets hard to manage but it can be done. There is a
stigma against proxing because of the early days when stale content was
all over the place. Does a dynamically assigned dialup/DSL user even
need a valid routable IP? For games? Maybe games should be more NAT
We do remove the filters for customers that have a valid need and show
that they have a clue out it all works.