Re: Pornography Causes Reflector Shutdown

David Winetsky (
Thu, 4 Jan 1996 23:09:02 -0800 (PST)

Have you considered loosening up and just letting people do what they want?
David Winet

On Thu, 4 Jan 1996, Bob Dixon wrote:

> 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