[plug] Internet oppression - watch your backs!

Greg Mildenhall greg at networx.net.au
Wed May 5 09:33:33 WST 1999

On Wed, 5 May 1999, Rob Hall wrote:
> Well, Australia Post do this currently looking for drugs, bombs, paedophilia
> etc. These are objectioable material.
Just like any decent ISP currently sniffs for things like "winnuke",
"teardrop", "land" etc. - things that can be detected easily from the
outside by the packet-sniffer-dogs. Australia Post doesn't tend to open
your mail...

At any rate, a courier service would be a more appropriate analogy. They
are a commercial third party who transfer packets from one point to
another - the content is none of their business and in no way their
This is the role of the ISP.

-Greg Mildenhall

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