Jeff Hinrichs JeffH at delasco.com
Thu Aug 23 18:10:41 UTC 2001

Port blocking should be up to me and my OS/firewall.  I could easily
agree to the compromise suggested about blocking by default and enabling
when requested or any other compromise that allowed me to "opt out" of
being protected from myself.

Your assertion about the freedom to drive doesn't hold water.  Driving a
motor vehicle in the state of Nebraska is a privilege that you receive
when you agree to the terms of the license.   Also, there is a gigantic
leap between the life of a child and running a home website/mail server.
 Anyone who endangers the life of a child is a threat to society, the
same can not be said about some one with a web server. 


From: David Walker [mailto:linux_user at grax.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 11:23 PM
To: olug at bstc.net
Subject: Re: @home
...portions deleted....
I hardly see how blocking a few ports is an impediment to you.  You
signed up for access to the internet not for the internet to be able to
access you.

While I agree with the quote from Ben Franklin I am still willing to
give up the freedom to drive 85 in a residential zone in exchange for
the security of the pedestrians and children, etc.

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