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Re: Who is funding Odlyzko
said by Linklist:Please explain: how do companies like Sun, Symantec, Unisys and the others sell products based on the theory that the internet is just functioning just fine?
Companies that want to continue selling products based on the premise that the internet is just fine and dandy and that no problems are on the horizon.
Sorry, I deal with some of those companies quite regularly and based on those interactions, your criticism is a major stretch. For example, Symantec can't sell products if the internet is just fine since they sell products like IDS appliances, anti-spam firewalls and anti-virus products among others. IBM sells a number of security and DoS mitigation products. ADC is a hardware vendor and the reality is that a bandwidth shortage would boost their sales. LSI makes ASICs for routers and switches, and other products, that would sell more if there was a shortage of capacity too.
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