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RE: regarding new working groups
Defining the IETF's role is a tough call. Some folks live with the
Advertising to get service they could not otherwise have...
From: Keith Moore [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 6:06 PM
To: Gary Tomlinson
Cc: Keith Moore; Hilarie Orman; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
Subject: Re: regarding new working groups
> I think there still exists a need for the content distribution & delivery
> providers to divulge their vested interests as well (paper is fine).
> Traditionally, the CDNs we know today represent the content provider's
> interests, while ISP's are likely to represent the consumer's interests.
I beg to differ; the ISPs generally represent their own interests
when they interfere with the communications between a content
provider and the content user. (e.g. by imposing non-voluntary
caches, adding advertising, changing data formats)
IETF should not sanction such practices.