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Re: INET 97 Berichte

> > Die Beiträge sind wirklich interessant und geben einen
> > Ausblick auf die Zukunft.
> Wie man es nimmt. Aufgefallen ist mir vor allem das Selbstbewusstsein
> einiger Singapuresen, die mit der groessten Selbstverstaendlichkeit
> ueber neueste "Forschungsergebnisse" in Sachen large-scale internet
> content management berichten.

> ... Wenn man die Singapuresen ungebremst machen laesst,
> werden sie womoeglich noch die perfekte Filtertechnologie liefern,
> auf die die hiesigen Proponenten einer strengeren Inhaltskontrolle
> des Internet schon immer gehofft haben. Oder kochen die auch nur mit
> Wasser?

Harish Pillay schreibt dazu in der Mailingliste fight-censorship:

Hi.  Basically these two URLs describe the papers submitted at the last
INET97 in KL, Malaysia.  Rather academic, but nonetheless a good read.

The reality of Net censorship in real life here in Singapore is basically
summed up in two words - work around.

All the ISPs in Singapore have chosen to implement the Singapore Broadcasting
Authority's censorship requirement using proxy servers (they are using
Harvest caches and proxies).  This requirement is inforced only for dial-up
subscribers -> NOT for leased line commercial customers (you can check a Q&A
session transcript at http://www.scs.org.sg/sbaworkshop.html).

The ISPs enforce use of proxies is by dropping any TCP links to port 80 by
dial-up users.  But these same end users can still use www.anonymizer.com
and go past the ISPs.  Additionally, they can also set up in their proxy
settings alternate proxies, whether inside or outside Singapore, and thereby
totally bypass the ISP proxies.  This information is known to most ISP
dialup subscribers and so has totally defeated the censorship imposed by the

Harish Pillay                             	  h.pillay@ieee.org
Singapore      *** Ask me about Linux *** http://home.pacific.net.sg/~harish