[LINK] 'Net filters "required" for all Australians, no opt-out

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sat Oct 18 08:15:43 EST 2008


On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 2:29 AM, Michael Meloni <
mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com> wrote:

> Just came across this on Whirlpool: NoCleanFeed.com might be blocked in
> NSW public schools (
> http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=967413&p=17#r332  )
>
> Here's a screen cap:
>
> http://www.somebodythinkofthechildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/nocleanfeed_blocked1.jpg


That looks like a glitch - it's reporting a DNS error.

Many sites are blocked by the NSW DET system, including (for most/all
students) any sites which haven't been classified by their URL filter vendor
or a group of teachers - but the error will be an actual "block" error, not
a DNS error.

Also without any idea where that screenshot came from it's also possible
that it's fake.  The only indication of the site being blocked is in the URL
itself - wouldn't be hard to change...

  Scott.


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