Pornography Causes Reflector Shutdown

Bob Dixon (rdixon@stargate.acs.ohio-state.edu)
Thu, 4 Jan 1996 12:17:12 -0500 (EST)


Due to the increasing level of pornography appearing on the
Ohio State University reflector, it has been turned off until
a solution to prevent this is found. This useage has become so
prevalent that it is driving legitimate users away.

We have placed many offending IP addresses in the "exclude"
list, but it has not helped. The offenders may be using dynamically-
assigned IP addresses. Also it is not practical to constantly have
to take manual action to exclude such people.

Do other reflectors have this problem?
What can be done to stop it?
(I have not read this list lately, so do not know if this topic
has been discussed before.)

If no other workable solution is found, we will have to restrict
use of our reflector to our campus only.

Bob Dixon
Ohio State University