Re: [fw-wiz] Botnets, IRC servers and firewalls?
From: Gwendolynn ferch Elydyr (gwen_at_reptiles.org)
To: Gadi Evron <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 13:24:42 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Gadi Evron wrote:
> Well than, speaking in the philosophical level, why shouldn't an ISP
> that allows its users to commit crimes not be "put down" ?
By that particular accounting, we should have you and all of your family
put down, because people in your town have committed crimes!
While it's certainly convenient to think that the right technical
solution can solve complex social issues, it's clearly barking up the
The problem here is user education more than technical innovation.
Using your [weak] car analogy, all the air bags, seat belts and roll
cages in the world don't substitute for the driver knowing how to drive
the vehicle, and take advantage of the safety mechanisms [eg: wearing a
"A cat spends her life conflicted between a deep, passionate and profound
desire for fish and an equally deep, passionate and profound desire to
avoid getting wet. This is the defining metaphor of my life right now."
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