Time for ISP responsibility
I almost wish there was something I could say to defend the slowness, but there isn't. The reality is that many ISPs, and it often seems especially large ones don't care. They don't care about the quality of their product, they don't care what effect it has on their customers, and they really don't care what effect their negligence has on the internet at large.
Sadly this not caring is nothing new. Alot of the problems on the internet today, specifically spammers and various botnet drones, can be attributed to the negligence of ISPs in general.
Well "back in the day", when dial-up was king, when you connected to your ISP you tended to connect to just your ISP's local network which was in turn connected to the internet. All of which meant that between Joe Blow's computer and the internet there was at least one router/firewall.
But then high speed came along and everything changed. Now people's computers were connected directly to the internet with no router/firewall to protect them. And did the ISP's take steps to educate their customers on the risks inherent in these new technologies and what basic steps might be taken to make themselves safe?
And the results are available for all to see. For many years many of the biggest spamming operations were run through high speed networks of North American ISPs. And it's estimated that nearly 1/4 of computers on the internet today are infected with some form of botnet trojan tool.
So all in all the fact that several major ISPs have still not patched their DNS servers should not come as a shock. But that doesn't make it any less irresponsible or negligent.
|© 2008 Max Stocker|