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SubjectRe: tcp/ip filtering
> > On the subject of implementing a server based tcp/ip packet filtering 
> > system...
> [more bullshit deleted]
>
> Sorry to interrupt your conversation, but this has to stop NOW. Linux
> is an operating system, not a configurable "network indecency filter".

Agreed, however there are many options that can be added to linux
(or just turned on during make config) that increase its
capabilities and worth the its users... To users who choose that
filtering is a necessity, it WOULD be a worthwhile option, and
wouldn't affect those people who choose to not use it. (as in a
high school, where provided internet access must be regulated..
since most parents wouldn't advocate leaving pornography available
to the students, the sysadmins must make some effort to restrict
the accessibility (like I'm trying to do))

> I can hardly believe that someone calls an automatic censorship module
> a "bonus" or a "neat demonstration". That's sick.

I agree that censorship forced on unwilling people is wrong,
however I also believe that parents (or in this case the
replacement for the parents, the teachers) should have some degree
of influence over what information is made available to their
children. It is definetly much better than censorship regulated by
the government with vague terms such as "indecent" and "patently
offensive".. It would serve as an example that citizens ARE capable of
protecting themselves from such things without the help of the
government... (it is an added bonus that linux is free)

> Michael "Tired" Riepe <riepe@ifwsn4.ifw.uni-hannover.de>
Get some sleep :)

-Vermont Rutherfoord
omnilord@igc.net
http://www.igc.net/~omnilord/


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