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[ NNSquad ] Re: An unusual denial of service attack
At 11:01 AM 5/6/2009, David Berry wrote:
As was recently highlighted in this forum, networks should be designed around peak usage. Imagine AT&T whining in a tone similar to the one Brett has struck about all the "abusers" of the system calling home to mom on Mother's Day. (Pay attention, because this will be the metaphore for the remainder of my message.)
Why are the users at fault for his inadequate network?
Because they love their mothers too much for a cynical codger at the helm of it all. I truly pity Mr. Glass' customer base.
What Mr. Glass is guilty of is far worse than any of these: hypocrisy. Even as he discriminates against the traffic on his own network,
I do not do any such thing. I take action only against abuse.
he bemoans the discrimination given to him by his providers.
Worse yet, he blames his users for every trouble his short-sightedness engenders. (Does he realize that Automatic Windows Updates is an option that people are PROMPTED to enable, and do so by choice?
I wonder how many of his customers have the benefit of seeing the kinds of things he has to say about them.
[ I now see what my errors were in this situation. I should never have taken it upon myself to forward an IP list message from Brett that I thought had merit over to this list. Silly me. Nor should have I been willing to send out a retort to that message from someone who -- while emotional in a manner not unknown on this list -- was disagreeing with Brett. Double whammy.
It *is* interesting that while basic telephone service has been moving toward flat rate plans for "unlimited" local and long distance service, the big ISPs have been trying to move toward a measured model, at both the retail and wholesale level.
-- Lauren Weinstein NNSquad Moderator ]