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Re: Fw: Administrivia: ORBS [LONG]
Randy Bush has declared that: > > > [ ... ] > > > Those who violate principles of responsible networking morally forfeit any > > claim of protection under the same principles. > > somehow, i think this high-sounding moral stand would not prevail in a court > of non-vigilante law. in fact, crackers who tried it as a defense failed. And also, who defines "responsible networking"? Some self-appointed sort? Checking a server following complaints I think is OK (as long as it doesnt get out of hand tantamount to an attack), but someone taking it on oneself to be the official tester of the net and testing all servers they can find, unasked, and w/o permission or probable cause (i.e., complaints), is guilty of the sort of thing they claim to be opposing, IMO. Pat M/HW > > randy > -- #include <std.disclaimer.h> Pat Myrto (pat at rwing dot ORG) Seattle WA How government differs from every other agency in society: The others persuade; government compels. Government is the only entity where the use of force - including deadly force - to achieve an end is OK. This is why govt pushes so hard for a monopoly on the means of coercive force.