[oclug] Re: Allowing others to access your systems
flynn at clarkhall.ca
Tue Apr 5 11:27:04 EDT 2005
On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 11:12:00AM -0400, Dan Langille wrote:
> I don't mind sharing with people that can be trusted. I do this.
> But that trust is well founded.
> How many abusers would it take to get your Internet connection
> terminated by your ISP?
What kind of abuse are you imagining? In terms of service level
abuse, bandwidth hogs can be mitigated by bandwidth limiting and
caching proxies (might make for a good lightning talk, or even full
discussion at an OCLUG meeting). Or are you thinking more along the
lines of kiddie porn and other undesireable content? If that's the
case, then I don't really have a good answer, and I'm not sure that
one exists. That stuff exists on the internet, and people will always
find a way of getting it. I'd be interested in finding out how
internet cafes (or any publically accessible internet access provider)
deal with that kind of thing. Perhaps they just don't care all that
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