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RE: Stopping open proxies and open relays

  • From: Michel Py
  • Date: Sat Feb 07 00:47:45 2004

> Vivien M. wrote:
> Now, if hooking up an unsecured computer to a network was
> punishable by a $1000 fine, and law enforcement somehow
> had the staff to prosecute all offenders (or a
> representative sample), I'm sure everybody would agree
> that suddenly they'd be able to afford antiviruses.

It's not that I don't like the idea, but it's been tried before. Making
stupidity punishable by fines does not work; if it did we would not have
a budget deficit issue.