The End-To-End Internet (was Re: Blocking MX query)

Cutler James R james.cutler at consultant.com
Wed Sep 5 17:21:09 CDT 2012


On Sep 5, 2012, at 5:12 PM, Izaac <izaac at setec.org> wrote:
> 
>    Since tcp25 filtering has been so successful, we should deploy
>   filters for everything except tcp80 and tcp443 and maaaybe tcp21 --
>   but NAT already does so much to enhance the user experience there
>   already.  And what with ISP customers using their provided DNS and
>   mail service exclusively, there's no reason to permit udp53, tcp110,
>   tcp143, tcp993, tcp995 either.  Really, only evil people use anything
>   but the web.  Any other traffic undoubtedly a bot from which they
>   ought to be protected.

Izaac,

You do realize that that the NANOG mailing is archived and some helpful person will quote you to their favorite legislator?

James R. Cutler
james.cutler at consultant.com







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