poole at eunet.ch
Fri Apr 15 17:37:54 UTC 1994
> If NSF were to waive the NSFNET Backbone Service AUP **for the sole
> purpose of assisting providers in effective CIDRization/aggregation to
> avoid Internet collapse**, would that be of any help?
> I have alerted the NSF Counsel to this possibility, and they are of
> course concerned that everyone will cancel their current commercial
> contracts, switch their traffic to NSFNET, and hurl all the private
> providers into bankruptcy.
> I should welcome your comments; if you support the idea (the waiver, not
> hurtling into ruin), I may also enlist your help convincing Counsel and
> the IG.
I see no reason to waiver the AUP. Essentially adherence to the AUP
has been based on an honor system up to now, and I don't see any reason
why this should change. What would make sense is to:
- have all interested service providers sign a (formal?) agreement
that they will inform their customers of the restrictions on
usage of the NSFnet backbone service (possibly adding an explicit
pointer to the AUP in their contracts).
- do away with the PRDB / NACR's.
I really don't see how this would significantly change the current
situation (expect that we would all have less work).
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