[e2e] Re: crippled Internet

Bob Braden braden at ISI.EDU
Wed Apr 18 12:33:38 PDT 2001

  *> ] From: RJ Atkinson <rja at inet.org>
  *> ] 	Your apparent experience with the legal system
  *> ] is significantly different than that of (most) ISPs.
  *> ] In any event, this is off topic for E2E at this point,
  *> ] hence mute.
  *> "mute" or moot"?


May I suggest "mute"?

Whether or not particular ISPs are or are not bad guys is off-topic for
this list.  However, an interesting observation from the discussion so
far is that we Internet purists might actually find it useful to have
some form of usage-based charging, something we have fiercely resisted
in the past.   Useful, because in the real world a provider is likely
to try to limit the kinds of service access an end system can have, to
limit the bandwidth that user can consume.  If there were charging,
there would be no excuse to block arbitrary IP traffic.

Bob Braden

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