Worm Bandwidth [was Re: Santa Fe city government computers knocked out by worm]

Petri Helenius pete at he.iki.fi
Sat Nov 29 20:55:14 UTC 2003

Sean Donelan wrote:

>What is the difference between a transit provider and an access provider,
>specially in the consumer space?  Why is a transit provider expected to
>deliver the bits, but the access provider isn't?  Since the bulk of
>Internet access is actually provided by wholesale providers (e.g.
>AOL/Earthlink buy wholesale modem access from UUNET/Level3), who is
>the access provider and who is the transit provider?
Both of these identities can and do exist within the same ISP. Their 
transit product would
not include active mitigation, notification and filtering but the access 
provider part would.


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