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

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Wed Aug 10 23:03:34 UTC 2011

Wes, what law or regulation requires ISPs to keep address logs?


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[mailto:dns-operations-bounces at lists.dns-oarc.net] On Behalf Of Wes Hardaker
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 1:53 PM
To: Jim Reid
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Subject: Re: [dns-operations] DNS-based site blocking in the UK

>>>>> 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
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