At 15:17 04/12/03, Mike S wrote:
Sure, some governments can try to control some of the physical media which
the Internet makes use of, but getting around that is simply a matter of
I am only interested in technical issues in here. You may realize that the
very possibility of what you say is a concern for every user. Who is to
carry that reconfiguration? from which authority? with which responsiblity
for the consequences? for he people who may be hurt or die from it? for the
econmies which can be hurt? Will only be that reconfiguration signed?
You may realize that the hacking you describe is act of terrorism if you
perform it as a private citizen, and an act of war if you are ordered to
My interest is in hearing about the ways:
- to prevent, address and correct such unconsidered moves through practical
"patches" of any nature (people to protect).
- to study the solutions to prevent, to make them impossible
Why? Because, no one can take seriously a technology/a system of which the
designers may write what you write and be technically approved by its
technical community. And we all know you are true.
I am not in favor if ITU or not in favor if ITU. I am for my secure, safe,
stable, innovative use of my own network resources, in a consensual way,
with you and others. And I am strongly in favor of an ITU-I - to be shaped
by us in common - should ITU be involved. But the first role of the ...
1867 ITU is to make sure for you to use your phone and TV even with
countries at war. The same as the Postal Union is to make sure that you can
send mail to countries at war. When I see the size of my spam junker in
peace time, I am not sure the Internet currently got the same kind of
solution. I am not sure the Internet continued operating in Iraq.
Is there a technical way against spam for example? All I see here is
"please, call in the law"....But law is not the USG outside of the USA. Law
is necessarily ITU. Because Law is States and for 136 years States use ITU
to address/fight their communications related issues. The 190 of them. That
helps and serves the citizens of every of them. You would be surprized to
learn that ITU (Embassador's Lounge) is probably the place in the world
where the more open or undercover military actions were decided ... to free
the telegaph, the telex, the telephone during wars, revolutions, for 136
years. For you to be able to use them as much as possible 24/365.
Again, I am not interested in political comments. But in technical
responses about technical or archtectural ideas to make sure the Internet
cannot be used as the terrorist bomb you describe. Every idea welcome.