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Re: Network Monitoring and Control (announcement)
From: Andrew.V.Kovalev () jet msk su (Andrew V. Kovalev)
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 1995 15:09:49 +0400 (GMT+4:00)


any connection, setting up makeshift firewalls, or even TAKING OVER 
(hijacking) any connection. 


Sounds ok if your charged with providing security for a corporate, 
government or military site, but in the case of pay commercial hosts this 
should be illiegal, if not downright immoral.  How much privacy should I 
expect from a provider?  I mean I am paying for services, and there was 
some limited agreement to services.  I think you better put in a 
statement saying YOUR SESSION WILL BE WATCHED AND IF WE FEEL YOU'RE 
BEING POLITCALLY INCORRECT WE WILL TAKE OVER YOUR SESSION.

[....]

Am I the only one who feels this is an invasion of privacy?  

Chris    



I don't think this is worse than a trivial sniffer etc.. And the ability
to hijack a connection is really valuable when you are dealing with some
wannabe cracker... Session monitoring tools are readily available for a
long time. If you really want your TCP session to be safe - use
encryption, it will protect you from watcher as well.

I think Watcher is a valuable tool for those who wants their site to be
secure. 

                        avk 



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