Re: ISPs can easily decrease net abuse

From: Melinda Shore (
Date: 12/03/03

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    In article <bqlfbv$7do$>,
    Walter Roberson <> wrote:
    >the more secure forms of NAT.

    The world would be a somewhat better place if the phrase
    "more secure forms of NAT" were never to appear again.

    >For the technical reasons I went into before, it might slow down
    >viruses/worms, but not by nearly as much as one might hope.

    People who use NATs to protect themselves against viruses
    and worms deserve what they get. If you want a firewall,
    run a firewall.

         Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis -
                Bad taste is better than no taste -- Arnold Bennett

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