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RE: SlashDot: "Comcast Gunning for NAT Users"
On Thu, 31 Jan 2002, Borchers, Mark wrote: > > > If the ISP sells "unlimited" access, then customers have > > every right to use it without limit. > > Indubitably. But customers are not free to pick and choose > among which provisions of the service agreement they want to > abide by. If the ISP provides unlimited access but limits > the account to a single host, then that is the terms of service. > The problem, as has been noted, is enforcement. > It is a single computer. If I have a dialup, as I have now, it is one computer. If it NAT's other computers through it, I'm still using exactl one connection. One IP. Now, if I were to get two computers, and have both of them dialup, then they'd have reason to complain and kick me off. By the same token, a NAT box is one computer, uses the resources of one computer. Only one computer is plugged into the cable-modem. Its a router, but its still only one computer. Also, 'terms and services' can be interesting.. Pulling out the nearest paperback: ``Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in, or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means ... without the prior written permission ....'' -- Publication page of Simon Green's 'Deathstalker War' Which claims, among other things that I cannot send this email, and I cannot quote any extract, no matter how small, from that paperback. Both of which are nonsense. Scott