From: Kenneth Møller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 11:58 AM
Subject: Suggestions for the future
I read at a norwegian webpage that I could email you
with suggestions for
the future, concering the internet.
Even though I doubt someone will actually read this,
I'll forward my
personal thoughts anyhow. (theese are not just thoughts
around the NET but
also the content)
First off, the negative/positive sides about how it
negative: spam, piracy, illegal porn and such
positive: a great resource for information and entertainment.
the net as it is today is leaking.. if you set up a
honeypot and montior
it, it doesn't take more than a few weeks before you
have 2-300 daily
attacks on it from other computers, trying to hack it,
and the concerning
part is that 99% of theese attacks are from programs/bots,
and this ALONE is creating huge ammounts of traffic on
I have no solution to this problem, but i have an idea.
What if all ISP's
were to install a monitoring-program in every router/modem/hardware
whereof that program simply checked for similar patterns
ping-attacks, or login-attepts at certain ports and so
on) and reported
back to the ISP if theese similarities found place? the
ISP's would in
great lenght be better off helping their customers (for
example by banning
the IP's sending the traffic for a short timelimit),
and it would in time
reduce the problem.
next off: piracy
it's here, it will always be here, and it will be more
and more accepted
by the worlds population. so why not "help" piracy?
instead of spending
billions of dollars trying to stop it, spend millions
on backbones and
servers, providing people with what they want.
If I could choose between
a) searching the net for a movie, then spend 2-3hours
downloading a packed
file with possible virus attached to it, then unpack
it, burn it and THEN
watch it (for free)
b) log on to a dedicated server to stream the movie without
lagging for a
CHEAP price (say a pay-card that costs 50$ that gives
10 credits where old
movies cost 1 credit and new movies costs 2 credits)
then there's no thought about what I'd choose.
most of today's downloaded music and movies (except the
brand new ones) is
simply because you can't find it elsewhere.
try entering a video-store looking for a classic like
'the shining'.. they
don't have it.. or maybe on VCR.
but having a huge server-farm and a great backbone to
it, would not only
ease today's infrastructure, but it would be a money-making
third: illegal porn (and other illegal stuff)
this is where the hard-part come in. if I hit you and
steal your wallet, I
might get 1-2years for violence and theft... but if I
rape you I might get
2-3months since "we were on a party and you were
this subject is hard enough to deal with in real life,
but on the internet?
heck, if I had full control, I'd permban ANY person having
any form of
childpornography or similar on their computer, then log
the person with
full name and send it to all major ISP's so he/she couldn't
from them either.
even today spam is out of control.. but 10 years from
now? geez... you'll
be lucky if your IP-phone doesn't ring every 15-minutes
with calls from
auto-diallers offering you stuff.
why not simply ban it completely?
if someone inside a company forwards 100 identical mails
co-workers? fine.. let him do that on a different subnet.
but if someone forwards 100 identical mails elsewhere?
give him/her a
warning, and then do as above.. ban the person if he/she
or have a sort of special right to do so.
and who is to be in charge of banning people/companies
make an international internet comitee that has the authority
personal information from ISP's. a sort of "Internet
not there for the movie buisniess.. not there for the
music industry.. but
simply for 'the common sense'
oh well.. enough ranting..
just my thoughts