Are we really this helpless? (Re: isprime DOS in progress)
Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Sat Jan 24 19:01:46 CST 2009
In message <8C5F1FEC-FF51-4BA2-A762-C13BC275E806 at virtualized.org>, David Conrad writes:
> It would seem that as ISPs implement DPI and protocol-specific traffic
> shaping, they damage the arguments that they can make claiming they
> have "common carrier" status with the inherent immunities that status
> provides. I can hear the argument now: if an ISP can throttle
> BitTorrent (or whatever) for specific nodes, why can't they also limit
> the source addresses of packets coming from those nodes?
They can and should. I suspect many of them do as they
usually apply these filters to home networks.
BCP 38 is ~10 years old now. It should have been factored
into the purchasing decision of all the current equipement.
If it wasn't then the operator was negligent.
Mark Andrews, ISC
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