[dns-operations] DNS-based site blocking in the UK

Wes Hardaker wjhns1 at hardakers.net
Tue Aug 9 18:53:07 UTC 2011

>>>>> On Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:39:23 +0100, Jim Reid <jim at rfc1035.com> said:

JR> Wes, I fear you've over-reacted. Yes, governments could pass laws to
JR> affect port 53 traffic. I doubt they are that stupid. [Though seeing
JR> the sorts of silliness coming out of legislators all over the world,
JR> there are valid grounds to debate that.] There will (or should be) a
JR> recognition that any legislation shouldn't mention specific
JR> countermeasures because the bad guys will just route around them
JR> faster than the law could be updated.

I think you give most governments too much credit.  In the US, they've
already required that ISPs keep address logs for X years so that they
can specifically track down those "bad guys sharing files".  It's just
as simple to tell the ISPs "you must block", as they already have a
history of passing legislation that restricts/requires ISPs to do things.

Wes Hardaker

More information about the dns-operations mailing list