> From: bukys @
> It will be interesting to see whether everyone supplying dialup SLIP access
> will also be vulnerable to charges of "harboring hackers" because they don't
> police the content of packets. Of course ISPs don't want to be packet
> police, but then by the same token neither do some institutions. [...]
> perhaps [...] future contracts for SLIP service will include some AUP
> clauses and permission to spy packets under some circumstances.
In a short while various features for IPv6 will prevent anyone from
policing the content of the packets or determining the true source and
destination of a particular packet even if you are sitting around watching
output from the the "packet sniffer which captures every packet on the
net." So AUPs won't matter because you will never know what they are doing
unless they want you to.