How anti-NSA backlash could fracture the Internet along national borders - The Washington Post

Jorge Amodio jmamodio at
Mon Nov 4 11:37:41 UTC 2013

This is not 100% true, the economics of hosting and providing layer 7
services are not longer strictly defined by geographic boundaries, also
some local companies (global or not) provide services locally regardless of
the location (or multiple locations) of the servers.

There is no field on the IP packet header to indicate to which political
mandate the packet belongs.


On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 4:48 AM, Masataka Ohta <
mohta at> wrote:

> John Levine wrote:
> > I expect we'll hear lots of pontification, quietly fading away when
> > someone explains to the pontificators just how expensive it would be
> > to do what they want, and ask where the money is coming from.
> For countries other than US, mandating domestic servers prevents
> money going away to US through US based companies.
> It is expensive only for those having foreign servers, which
> nullifies advantages of global service companies over domestic
> ones.
>                                                 Masataka Ohta

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