Stealth Blocking

Roeland Meyer rmeyer at
Thu May 24 18:12:44 UTC 2001

> From: Eric A. Hall [mailto:ehall at]
> Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 11:03 AM
> > > The negative side effect is that it cripples people who use email
> > > as a file transfer protocol.
> > 
> > Which I do, quite extensively. Transit providers shouldn't be doing
> > this.
> I agree. Access providers should be, however.

That depends on your definition of access provider. I would be livid, were
my upstream to do such traffic shaping on my feed. We would also be in court
for breach of contract. I buy bandwidth and IP space. I expect to get what I
pay for. I don't pay to have my traffic restricted by other than my pipe

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