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Re: Routing public traffic across county boundaries in Europe

  • From: Miquel van Smoorenburg
  • Date: Thu Jul 26 15:03:30 2007

In article <[email protected]>,
Scott Weeks <[email protected]> wrote:
>--- [email protected] wrote:
>What (if any) are the legal implications of taking internet destined
>traffic in one country and egressing it in another (with an ip block
>correctly marked for the correct country).
>Somebody mentioned to me the other day that they thought the Dutch
>government didn't allow an ISP to take internet traffic from a Dutch
>citizen and egress in another country because it makes it easy for the
>local country to snoop.
>That's funny.  I've always thought of the internet as a global,
>borderless entity where ideas and information are shared without
>restraint.  Perhaps it's time to whap the gov't with a clue bat?

I'm a Dutch network engineer and I have never heard of this.