At 02:02 PM 1/12/2004, Tony Hain wrote...
While one aging application does not constitute 'the Internet', this should
be taken as an early indicator of things that are happing, with more to
The true threat is administrative, not technical. It won't do any good to have
an IPv6 address space when ISPs won't allow personal servers (and block ports
to enforce that ban), blackhole lists block communications from anyone not
considered to be "in the club," and ISPs allow TOS/AUP contracts to be violated
in proportion to the customer's monthly bill.
It won't be long before ISPs only allow SYNs to flow one-way for "non-business"
Welcome to the new, improved Interweb.