CIN de-optioned 'web surfing' (was 'Protecting the minors')
Fri, 16 Jun 1995 10:34:11 +1000
> Date: Fri, 16 Jun 1995 08:34:31 +0930
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: email@example.com (Stephen Barnett)
> Subject: Protecting the minors (was: ACS PR condemns ABC's search hacker)
> I created this thread the other day in response to another thread and gave
> my search on euthanasia as a result. I work with adult students and can
> handle the hassles, but sooner or later some right wing reactionary
> administrator/legislators could drop buckets on us if we cannot provide a
> modicum of self control.
> I'm involved in the CIN trial in Adelaide (no not the 'sin trial', that I
> leave to after work :->) and am interested and frustrated in how they have
> de-optioned 'web surfing'. Some links work others seem to 404 on me. I
> would appreciate the CIN lurkers on the list to communicate to the list on
> their 'controls'.
> Stephen Michael Barnett
> Lecturer, Learning Services
> Torrens Valley Institute of Tafe
> 100 Smart Road Modbury 5092
> SOUTH AUSTRALIA
> e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
> phone int 61 8 207 8103 fax int 61 8 207 8008
Hi Stephen, and hi fellow LINK subscribers. It's been a while since
I subscribed to this list, and it has been hard to keep my
subscription following me as my email addresses changed as I moved
from the Communications Futures Project, then to the Dept of Housing &
Regional Development, and now into the DSS Community Information Network
So I am posting this reply as a CIN 'lurker', as Stephen puts it.
But since I only re-joined LINK two days ago, I don't think 'lurker'
But anyhow - what do you want to know about the blocking of
particular Web addresses imposed on some of the CIN pilot PC's in
local access points? The blocking itself is pretty simply done at the
router, with us specifying that only particular addresses are to go
This is obviously a clunky business, but the CIN, remember, is still
only in pilot phase. We are still looking at, and learning from, the
way people use the CIN.
While it would be a simple technical matter to throw the switch in
the future and un-block the Internet access of all the CIN PC's, it
is a decision we will make based on our experience of the pilot and
where we want the CIN to go in policy terms. So bear with us and keep
your feedback coming, through your CIN channels and also through this
list if you like.
Steven Byrne. Community Information Network Policy Team
Internet (w): email@example.com
Internet (h): firstname.lastname@example.org
Compuserve: 100033,1506 MSN: SByrne or SByrne@msn.com