[LINK] Filtering, throttling of ISPs

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Sun Apr 5 11:09:50 AEST 2009

On 04/04/2009, at 8:09 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
> Interesting discussion on ISP filtering, throttling, shaping and
> managing.  Looks like most of Canada's internet ISP connections are
> filtered shaped and throttled with DPI.  (See second ars article  
> below.)
> http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/04/canada-asks-public-to-weigh-in-on-network-management.ars

On the topic of filtering, Canada's Internet filtering regime "works"  
because they defined the aims. It wasn't some vague "make the Internet  
safe for children", but to prevent people accidentally coming across  
child abuse material such as child pornography, because that might be  
the first step in them taking the path to becoming child abusers.

With that quite limited aim, blocking a relatively small blacklist  
whose contents were well defined was achievable both bureaucratically  
and technically.


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