[e2e] a means to an end

Fred Baker fred at cisco.com
Fri Nov 7 17:07:24 PST 2008

On Nov 7, 2008, at 5:04 PM, David P. Reed wrote:
> In particular, we might well wonder why all network operators who  
> maintain routers should become privileged to know where *all* the  
> people on the planet who *might* communicate are currently located  
> in order to deliver messages connecting a vanishingly small subset  
> of the N^2 possible pairings of customers.  Should the routers in  
> Russia know when a Georgian raising money for military support  
> travels between NY and China?  If that person never needs to talk to  
> a Russian, why distribute the tracking data in any form, much less  
> distribute it to places where communications will never be sought?

I'm not at all sure what you're talking about. AFAIK, IP addresses are  
not assigned to people.

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