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Re: Sitefinder II, the sequel...

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Tue Jul 11 00:05:30 2006

On Jul 10, 2006, at 11:40 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

I'll demur --- I don't much like it, for several reasons.

[SNIP - several good points.]

Yes, this is better than Sitefinder, because it's not forced on the entire
Internet. However, it shares many of the same flaws.

I'm not going to use the service either, but for different reasons than you state. And it does have "many of the same flaws" as Sitefinder.

But Sitefinder had only one fatal flaw: The Lack Of Choice.

Obviously that flaw is not shared.

Of course, everyone should feel free to espouse their opinions on the service, and use it or not, and try to persuade others to use it or not. But just like any other service, software, protocol, or other _optional_ choice in running your network (or home computer), we will just have to let the market decide. Chances are, there's enough Internet to go around for everyone, whether they use the service or not.