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Re: blocking dialups

  • To: John Berthels < >
  • From: "Clive D.W. Feather" < >
  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 09:06:47 +0100

John Berthels said:
> Would it be a big trial for ISPs to maintain and allocate a pool of
> 'trusted dial up' IPs (which get direct access) but redirect all other
> dialups port 25 traffic to a local SMTP server (which then provides
> throttling, etc).

For some ISPs, yes. Anything requiring a per-user switch to be set, and
only set after human intervention, is far too labour intensive.

That's ignoring the fact that people who have had the same IP address for 5
years see no reason to change it just because someone else wants their ISP
to be fascist.

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