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Re: Clueless service restrictions (was RE: Anti-spam System Idea)

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Tue Feb 17 16:09:56 2004

> The Internet has value because it allows arbitrary interactions where new
> applications can be developed and fostered. The centrally controlled model
> would have prevented IM, web, sip applications, etc. from ever being
> deployed. If there are any operators out there who still understand the
> value in allowing the next generation of applications to incubate, you need
> to push back on this tendency to limit the Internet to an 'approved' list of
> ports and service models.


and, if you want to see a particularly broken example, buy
"internet service" from t-mobile gprs in the states, port
22 blocked, no smtp relay, ...  "walled garden" mentality
from the get go.