[LINK] unlawful interception of internet traffic?

Eric Scheid eric.scheid at ironclad.net.au
Thu Dec 7 16:50:52 AEDT 2006

On 7/12/06 3:38 PM, "Craig Sanders" <cas at taz.net.au> wrote:

> i'm pretty sure that all of this is actually illegal because it's an
> unlawful interception of communications traffic....and while the IP
> address blocking may be a squirmable grey-area (at least according to
> a lawyer's infinitely flexible connection with reality), the actual
> interception of DNS traffic and providing false responses is a clear-cut
> infringement that they can't even pretend is OK.

Are they actually intercepting DNS traffic, or are they hosting domain
records on their DNS servers?

To test ... if you set your DNS lookup to come from elsehwere (avoiding
using the ISP's DNS resolvers) .. do you now get the correct results?

The point being: would that be "interception"?


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