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Re: ISP compliance < LEAs - tech and logistics [was: snfc21 snifferdocs]

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Tue May 23 21:49:13 2006

On Tue, 23 May 2006, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > Indeed. To be honest, I am more interested in NANOG-related operational
> > issues involved, which I am not sure many here will be able to discuss in
> > case they had experience on the subject. So let us put privacy and legal
> > issues aside for the purpose of this discussion.
> >
> > How does a service provider handle the requirement to meet a law
> > enforcement agency with their wiretapping needs? The logistics and
> > technology can be exerting, annoying and business-wise, even prohibiting.
> In the US, see 18 USC 2518(4):
> 	Any provider of wire or electronic communication service,
> 	landlord, custodian or other person furnishing such facilities or
> 	technical assistance shall be compensated therefor by the
> 	applicant for reasonable expenses incurred in providing such
> 	facilities or assistance.

The NANOG meeting archives are full of presentations as the result
of very sophisticated network monitoring.  Like most technology,
it can be used for good and evil.  You can't tell the motivation
just from the technology.