Verizon Policy Statement on Net Neutrality

Scott Helms khelms at zcorum.com
Sun Mar 1 15:14:07 UTC 2015


Anything based on NNTP would be extremely asymmetric without significant
changes to the protocol or human behavior.

We ran significant Usenet servers with binaries for nearly 20 years and
without for another 5 and the servers' traffic was heavily asymmetric.
On Mar 1, 2015 9:11 AM, "Miles Fidelman" <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> wrote:

> Aled Morris wrote:
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>> Sadly we don't have many "killer applications" for symmetric residential
>> bandwidth, but that's likely because we don't have the infrastructure to
>> incubate these applications.
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> Come to think of it, if USENET software wasn't so cumbersome, I kind of
> wonder if today's "social network" would consist of home servers running
> NNTP - and I expect the traffic would be very symmetric. (For that matter,
> with a few tweaks, the USENET model would be great for "groupware" -
> anybody remember the Netscape communications server that added private
> newsgroups and authentication to the mix?)
>
> Miles Fidelman
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> --
> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
> In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra
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