[Dshield] Possible solution for ISP (was DShield's public goals)

Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Thu Jan 12 07:54:11 GMT 2006

On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 16:53:29 CST, Laura Vance said:

> I'm not talking about the good ISP shutting of their customers from 
> accessing hosts on the bad ISP or even sending email to the bad ISP.  
> I'm talking about the good ISP blocking all inbound traffic from the bad 
> ISP.  In your scenario, NetZero is the good ISP that wants to do this 
> plan.  Their customers can browse any site hosted on the Earthlink 
> webspace.  NetZero customers can also send emails to any IP on the 
> entire EarthLink IP space.  Since EarthLink is a non-participant in the 
> system, NetZero blocks all inbound traffic from their customer-space.  

Congrats.  You just broke essentially *all* peer-to-peer traffic.

This may be acceptable if you're a corporation, but fatal to your bottom
line if you're an ISP.
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