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Re: Stealth Blocking
From: Scott Francis <scott () virtualis com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 13:12:48 -0700

On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 12:41:52PM -0400, Mitch Halmu exclaimed:

ORBS is a foreign entity. Out of reach. Vixie is ante portas. American, like
you and me. Blackmailing American providers, breaking state and federal laws 
with impunity. People that subscribe to the blackhole lists probably have no
idea who in particular they are blocking or to what extent. Or even why.

s/blackmailing/blackholing/i - and you have to remember, Vixie isn't blocking
anybody's traffic (except for networks he operates). Individual operators that
subscribe to MAPS choose what traffic to block or not block to their own
networks. There's no blackmail there, and certainly no laws saying that I must
accept whatever traffic anybody on the Net wants to send my way.

Let's keep this argument in the bounds of reality, at least.

Scott Francis                scott@ [work:] v i r t u a l i s . c o m
Systems Analyst          darkuncle@ [home:] d a r k u n c l e . n e t
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