That's a really good question... 'bring it on'...
Small claims wouldn't take much to defend and I'd suggest that's a fight
the isp wants to loose (without it costing them to much in traffic so a
smaller customer would be prefered).
Start getting cases like this turning up in the court system and you've
got leverage for a number of government agencies to take actions.
However what's this question really about?
Like you Neil I've been reading thru the endless banter and a few other
questions come to mind...
* Who are these ISPs that are using T&T for transit that shouldn't be?
Why are we not also focusing on the limited number of these folk who are
wrecking things for everyone else? ...or am I about to be told to shut
up and keep quiet because I'm showing ignorance by not knowing that
everyones doing it?!
* Why don't the IX have clear policies on this issue? Why is the core
of each IX not dealing to this? IX are generally a community venture,
why haven't the IX set up to protect the community interest against
these rogue users?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not picking sides here, I've just been following
the discussion and it seems to me that people are keeping quiet on some
issue - perhaps I'm just stating the obvious and as a list newbi I'm
just not up with all the politics yet?
Someone called for someone with time to take the issue up with some
lobying.... I'd put up a hand and have a look but as I see it at
present the arguments suggest that the industry got what was coming to
is... please don't abuse and flame me for that comment, I'm just saying
it as I see it based on what's been presented in this discussion todate.
On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 13:29, neil gardner wrote:
Will the proposed changes by Telstra mean that a large
number of people
currently paying different rates for National and International traffic
will suddenly find that their ISP starts defining an awful lot more
geographically national servers as International traffic?
If this is indeed the case, have the various ISPs gotten their T&C well
enough defined to defend against someone going to the small claims court
and disputing a bill where traffic is obviously from a national server,
even if it has transited an international link - since the ISP (may
have) made a deliberate choice to route that traffic in a non-optimal