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Re: blocking peer-to-peer filesharing programs

  • From: Mike Batchelor
  • Date: Tue Dec 11 18:10:19 2001

--On Monday, December 10, 2001 11:48 AM -0800 [email protected] wrote:

I realize this may be a touchy subject.  For legal purposes I'll state
Nice try, but NS2.SONYONLINE.NET is a dead giveaway (whois Maybe you'd have better luck trolling on Slashdot?

that I'm making these inquiries as an academic excercize, as well as to
enable me to block peer-to-peer programs on my own personal home network.
Your home at 3960 Ince Blvd, Culver City? How long have you been making your home at an industrial park? Do the movie studios across the street ever cause you any disturbance?

The last thing I'd want to do is rob anyone of their free speech or
"rights" to distribute illegal copies of copyrighted material.
What about distributing legal copies of copyrighted material? Surely the copies I buy, whether I later distribute them illegally or not, are themselves legal copies. Or have I caught you in a Freudian slip of sorts?

Anyway... I'm interested in developing and studying comprehensive
firewall and content-filtering techniques for disabling peer-to-peer
filesharing applications (e.g. those using gnutella, fasttrack, other
napster-style directory and download engines or stacks).  If anyone knows
It's called a plug. You pull it out, the power goes off. No more P2P file sharing.

Oh, you want the Internet to continue to operate. I see. Well, at least your choices are now clearly delineated. Have a nice day.

of a mailing list / user group that has similar interests, or if you have
similar interests, please email me off-list.

Thanks all.

- Dani

"The avalanche has already begun. It is too late for the pebbles to vote."
-- Kosh