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RE: Fun new policy at AOL

  • From: Michel Py
  • Date: Fri Aug 29 11:59:07 2003

>> Michel Py wrote:
>> If ISPs don't want people to run SMTP servers on their DSL
>> line they should provide a top-notch smarthost, which most
>> don't. 

> Jack Bates wrote:
> The one's that don't provide a top-notch smarthost usually
> don't handle abuse complaints either.

True. sigh.

> Just what do they do for their customers? I'm curious.

They provide the local loop and IP transit, which are the only two
things a significant part of non-dial-up customers care about.

Michel.




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