On Sun, 20 Feb 2000 23:11:33 -0500, Scott Carpenter
>In most cases, running a FTP server violates your TOS with the provider. It
>is grounds for immediate cut off in my system, and yes, I will disconnect
>users for attempting it.
>Unless of course you are paying commercial prices instead of stealing
>bandwidth as anyone using a FTP server (or any server) while paying
>residential prices is doing.
Boy am I glad that I am not in the situation of being in an area
served only by your system. Assuming that if one of your users
is considering theft for wanting to be able to transfer files directly
to their own computer. Why, do you think your users should be
restricted to merely fetching comercial web sites via http, and spam
via email? Can't they own their own data and transfer it between
their own computers via the connection they pay you for?
Perhaps you don't care if your policy degrades your email service
as your users are forced to mail themselves megabyte mime/uuencoded
datafiles to themselves. So what if it takes twice the bandwidth
(once to send, once to fetch). So what if it eats mail spool disk
space. You will have prevented 'theft'. I'm sure thats worth the
ton of bad publicity with your customers who have to do handstands
to get their data where they want to, instead of via a method thats
been around as long as TCP/IP has.
Sure, most of the road runner affilates have a 'no ftp' aup, but at
least they term it as a bandwidth related restriction, not as a
* to thieve.
Some attitude, but not unexpected from a network owned by a co-founder of
"'Where do you want to go today?' Wherever we fscking tell you you can."