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Re: Italy orders ISPs to block sites
--On March 7, 2006 1:35:05 PM +0530 Suresh Ramasubramanian <email@example.com> wrote:
On 3/7/06, Owen DeLong <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Singapore seems to force all of their ISPs to send all HTTP requests through a proxy that has a set of rules defining sites you are not allowed to visit.As does (for example) the UAE, and China. But not Italy. So this is quite moot, I expect. Also - having all local cable / broadband / dialup providers do something like this would cover the vast majority of internet users in the country .. not too many people or companies are going to be running their own resolvers, at least in a small country like Italy.
I guess that depends. Afterall, all you need to run your own resolver is a copy of bind and linux, macos, or windows to run it on. A caching recursive resolver is pretty easy to set up. If that becomes what it takes to get around government regulations, I suspect gamblers who really want to gamble will learn fairly quickly.
The numbers are likely to be trivially small as compared to the number of people just using their ISP resolvers. So a fake zone loaded into the resolvers redirecting these banned sites elsewhere should do just fine, I guess.
Today, true. Tomorrow, depends on the motivation level of the affected audience and the publication level of the trivial solution to the currently prescribed method of control. Owen
-- Suresh Ramasubramanian (email@example.com)