> It seems to mean the ISP's will have to filter + log all traffic on
> Port 25 going through their networks. Most companies, especially
> banks, and government agencies, would have their own mail servers.
>It's done at connectivity provider level - Eircom, BT, etc. In Southern
Europe Level-7 filtering/logging is coming to town by law. :(
We're speaking of a 60-millions people nation that has implemented
government DNS blacklists for non state-owned bookmakers/gambling
sites and made their implementation mandatory for ISPs, facing
license revocation for non compliants. Of course one could run his DNS,
but with L-7 filtering...
 which lead to sanctions from the EU for protectionism and turned to
blacklist for unlicensed sites only, btw.
> Even then email is a best effort service. Current email protocols
> don't guarantee delivery. For all the ISPs log knows the email packets
> could have been dropped by the firewall / spam filter. Just because an
> email is sent doesn't mean it was delivered.
>Just because you didn't actually try to kill the dictator doesn't mean
you haven't thought of it.
What we're missing here is that people who make laws don't have a
technical clue and don't bother asking technical opinions - so I agree
with you on the technical side, but the legal side is different.
And, believe me, even if a country can't enforce speed limits doesn't
mean it can't push ISPs towards tighter control.
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