On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Carl Moberg wrote:
> >the connection itself is not authenticated. yes, you need authentication
> >on media shared by several users (such as public wlan hotspots) but not
> >for dsl access. the isp knows there the copper terminates.
> Sure, but they don't know who's using it.
they don't need to know that, no more than the telco knows who is using
the phone. it is simply non of their business who is using it (as long as
the subscriber takes full responsibility).
> You need to authenticate a user to provide him/her with profile-based
what profile-based services? blue ip and green ip packets? and even if so,
why not have a default service active until the user choose to change it.
> >however, the access would be cheaper if telia didn't have to buy the
> >equipment doing the authentication ...
> Of course, but that would also effectively eliminate all chances
> of introducing value adding services.
imho, this is good - the isp shouldn't add any value to the ip packets.