[clug] OT: Protesting the proposed clean feed?

jm jeffm at ghostgun.com
Wed Oct 22 02:42:17 GMT 2008

Andrew Janke wrote:
>> Has anyone else found any actual technical details?
> The only doc that I know of is this:
>    http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_311316
> Most notable: p53, Table4
> ie: completely bypassable with p2p/IM/"custom protocol" which of
> course will all spring up to get around this.
> a

I note with interest that some products state filtering of https. I 
think that the only way this will work is if the client browser has a 
root certificate which is used by the content filter for re-encryption 
of the traffic. After all these protocols are designed to resist 
man-in-the-middle attacks like this. Can you imagine trying to get ISP 
customers to install a root certificate for their browser let alone an 
untrusted certifiate so you can snoop on their bank transactions.

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Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists,
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Then they came for the Jews,
- but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out.
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