Recommendation in Australia for ISPs to force user security?

William Herrin bill at
Tue Jun 22 20:17:02 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 2:30 PM, Gadi Evron <ge at> wrote:
> "A government report into cybercrime has recommended that internet service
> providers (ISPs) force customers to use antivirus and firewall software or
> risk being disconnected.

Why not go for the low hanging fruit first? Ask ISPs to provide a
connection with inbound TCP filtered by default and enable inbound TCP
only by customer request.

We'll do that with carrier NATs after free pool depletion anyway...
might as well get started.


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