[e2e] Re: crippled Internet

Francis Dupont Francis.Dupont at enst-bretagne.fr
Wed Apr 18 12:06:37 PDT 2001

 In your previous mail you wrote:

   i dunno......seems to me like these AUPs are approaching telco-ville
   at an alarming rate....
=> I agree, this kind of AUPs can too easily transform the Internet
into an online service, ie. a computer network into a telco thingummy.

   note: i dont think someone provides an IP (or "Internet Service") if
   they don' allow symmetric connection setup -  is this one for the
   "trades description" again?
=> unfortunately the word Internet is not defined for law people.

   (would someone like to start a phone company that allows outgoing
   calls only  -? not much of a business case:-)
=> it was tried in France (named bebop, I believe you got the same
thing somewhere with the name "kermit"). Of course this failed!


Francis.Dupont at enst-bretagne.fr

PS: even if @Home doesn't enforce this crippling AUP we should never
accept this.

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