Policies affecting the Internet as a whole - Hitting where it hurts

David Schwartz davids at wiznet.net
Fri Dec 27 16:29:50 UTC 1996

On Fri, 27 Dec 1996, Neil J. McRae wrote:

> The last thing the Internet needs is some dodgy cartell deciding on
> who is allowed access and who isn't. Although I've had similair experience
> mostly from academic sites.

	I think a list of sites that refuse to deal with troublemakers
(with details) would be extremely useful. If people want to use it to
blackhole traffic, that would be their decision.

	Even more importantly, you could check it before choosing an ISP
or provider to be sure that your provider is running a clean ship. That
way you don't get inconvenienced by other provider's defensive acts
against your provider.

	As an added bonus, you have some more assurance that your provider
will come to your aid if you are mail bombed, ping flooded, or hacked in
some other way. Providers that deal effectively with their own customers
when they create trouble are much more likely to assist their own
customers when they are attacked. 

	David Schwartz

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