RE: Measured Internet good v. "bad" traffic

An Internet-connected line is like an 800 phone line. You get connected, you "advertise" your presence, you have no control over who calls, you pay the bill for the incoming calls. That's just *how it is*.


The last time I went looking for more bandwidth from a new provider (5
months ago or so), I talked to five major providers. I told each one that we
would not pay for attack traffic after we notified them of the problem but
were willing to pay a reasonable 'per-incident' fee (say $500). Not one of
these providers had any problem with that. So it's not "how it is".