[Dshield] Re: Most Absurd

John Hardin johnh at aproposretail.com
Fri Sep 12 22:28:22 GMT 2003


On Fri, 2003-09-12 at 11:51, Amy Roueche wrote:
> I appreciate where you are coming from...but

> The World Wide Web is based on a free exchange of information. 
> Limiting that by regulation (via governement or private provider) is
> counter-intuitive (sort of like information socialism).

I can see where you're coming from and agree with you, but as a
practical matter what about the possibility of naive users and buggy
software slowly rendering the Internet unusable, with a signal-to-noise
ratio of 1:1 or worse?

> "When you set up a new account you get basic connectivity"  Thereby
> penalizing educated users?

No, simply a "secure default". Users who can show they can "compute
responsibly" will have the restrictions removed.

> "There would be some level of test" ( and fee)

Fees? I don't know. Possibly. There might be ISPs that don't charge a
fee, as there might be ISPs that don't implement such a system at all.
Let the market decide.

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