Outgoing SMTP Servers

Brian Johnson bjohnson at drtel.com
Thu Oct 27 13:17:22 CDT 2011


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu]
>Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:24 AM
>To: Brian Johnson
>Cc: nanog at nanog.org
>Subject: Re: Outgoing SMTP Servers
>
>On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:53:34 -0000, Brian Johnson said:
>
>> It is interesting that some people who fully understand that the Internet is
>> composed of many networks run by people with different interests can say
>what
>> is best for the Internet as a whole. How my organization (or yours or
>anybody
>> else's) runs our network, is between us and our paying users.
>
>The fact that a behavior is "best" for your network does in no way, shape, or
>form, say anything about what's best for the Internet as a whole.  In fact,
>it's well-understood that there are entire classes of behaviors that are
>optimal for single actors, but fail when deployed widely.
>
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons

So... I'm in complete agreement with your statement, but The Wikipedia reference is not pertinent (and a little sophomoric). :)





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