Re: Banned user....

Judah Eckenberg (
Sun, 16 Jul 1995 12:09:31 -0700 (PDT)

> > I am not sure if the 'ban' is going to matter. If the user is using
> > an IP pool, the address is going to change the net time he dials in.
> > Maybe restrice numbers from 204.31.246.*
> >
> > BJ
> >
> As a user of a dial-in modem pool which neccessitates dynamic IP allocation
> I would be concerned about banning a very wide range of IP addresses from
> the use of a reflector. It certainly would be difficult to ban a certain
> person who is dynamically allocated an IP address and I admit the perogative
> of the reflector maintainer to enforce codes of conduct, but I really think
> that banning a range of valid IP addresses is not the way to do it.
> Inappropraite behavior is a concern, but until we find better ways of
> selectively using our powers of censorship, I feel that denying access to
> communication to be a far greaer danger. Ponint-to-point communciation
> which is not selectively "filtered" by those agencies who have,
> historically, determined what is going to be heard, is a defining feature of
> improved technology. New rules are having to evolve to cope with changes in
> communication structure, but we must be very wary of denying communciation
> access (a form of censorship).
> Now I'll get off my soapbox. I agree that the demonstrated behavior was
> inappropriate and I hope we on this list can come up with some ideas which
> will help guide how this new technology is used (and denied). Good luck to
> David, it's a tough problem.
> Judah Eckenberg
> Original post follows:
> >> (David Watson)
> >>Subject:Banned user....
> >>
> >>I have banned the following user ( from our reflector site
> >>and have sent a message to other Australian reflectors about this users
> >>lewd conduct. As a public site the quickest way to get us shut down is
> >>when some one decides to fondle themselves for the masses. Perhaps this
> >>message can help the user set up their own private refelector. Interesting
> >>as the person must have a following as with about 60 seconds there were
> >>about 10 connection from Lurkers...
> >>

Judah Eckenberg
Yamada Web Development Team