Big providers use NAT to squeeze little ISPs

Alan Hannan alan at
Thu Feb 27 01:03:33 UTC 1997


  Will you please explain to me how it is that the evil greedy
  conspiring bastards use their size dishonestly to slant the
  playing field?  Please list the set of differentiated dishonest

  Besides, I was always under the impression that it wasn't the size
  of the money that mattered, but rather how you moved it.


> >   Karl,
> > 
> >   Sometimes I think you work for the Yoyodyne Corporation
> >   from some movie or another.
> > 
> >   Tell you what.
> > 
> >   You watch the capitalist system of our country reward
> >   companies that utilize new technology to encourage better service.
> I happen to like that model.  A lot.
> The problem is, lots of people like to slant the playing field so that only
> the guys on the top of the money pile can play in the same theatre, and
> everyone else is relegated to the bottom.
> There are some benefits of size that really are honestly earned.  Then there
> are those which are just plain improper (at minimum).
> The trick is to differentiate between them.

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