ho to filter hundeds of domains ?

Kevin Darcy kcd at chrysler.com
Fri Aug 31 13:22:27 UTC 2012

On 8/31/2012 2:50 AM, sthaug at nethelp.no wrote:
>> Again, it's not about how effective the block is or can be. Unless Italy
>> becomes like China or even worse (but the US had the chance end up
>> almost in the same situation very recently, so this is NOT an
>> Italian-only problem), there is no way to inhibit users from reaching a
>> given resource on the Internet: if the user is motivated enough he/she
>> will circumvent whatever you do, eventually assisted by the counterpart
>> he/she is trying to reach...
> We are in much the same situation in Norway. All the biggest ISPs use
> a list of child porn domains to be blocked, specified by the central
> police authorities. *In principle* implementing this is voluntary for
> the ISPs. In practice there is significant pressure to do so.
> Both the police and the ISPs are fully aware that blocking this at the
> DNS level (the ISP recursive resolvers) won't prevent somebody who is
> determined. But the police (and the government) still want this done.
> I sometimes suspect their view is of the type "We must do something.
> This is something, therefore we must do it."
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A ham sandwich is better than nothing.
Therefore, a ham sandwich is better than paradise.

                             - Kevin

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