[e2e] is IP address portability next?
hgs at cs.columbia.edu
Fri Dec 5 11:57:51 PST 2003
> particular Internet access port. The string entered by typical users is
> already independent of the network service provider.
Excepting maybe 20 million or so users (in the US) that have @aol.com
addresses, in addition to the others that have ISP-provided email
addresses. Given that most ISPs now prevent users from running MTAs and
that they enforce using a From address reflecting the ISP, most
non-technical residential users only have two choices: use their ISP
domain or use a webmail provider such as Yahoo or Hotmail.
> Obviously, I mean that the Internet equivalent to a telephone number is
> a domain name.
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