> You may think you speak for the trodden-on comrades, but I tend to
> disagree. Last time I checked, very few Mom and Pop ISPs were even
> interested in putting up a Firewall to protect themselves. They're
> typically seeking every bps they can find out of their connections and
> not terribly interested in burdening themselves with either the
> administration or latency that a Firewall would introduce. You got any
> statistics to uphold your claim that this is not the case?
I've been doing quite a bit of research into this in the UK and would
have to strongly agree with you. That main reason seems to be more
to do with not being bothered than bps - but I'm sure bps is a factor.
When approached the answer is invariably - we're too busy - and
nothing much changes, as for ISPs protecting their clients...
Alexander Consulting Limited
Internet and Computer Security Consulting
Re: A Lament
From: Rabid Wombat <wombat @