[Dshield] Possible solution for ISP (was DShield's public goals)

Laura Vance vancel at winfreeacademy.com
Fri Jan 13 16:14:11 GMT 2006

It may be true that they are broken, but they would not open up the ISPs 
for slander or libel the way Kenneth suggested.  I was answering his 
concern about the information being freely available to everyone with a 
computer that wanted to look it up.  I also never said that it was 
fool-proof, just that it is not the same as taping someone's picture to 
the front window of your shop.  I also said that it would be *more 
closely* related to the credit card reporting system, not that it would 
be the same or identical.

Fergie wrote:

>Yes, and they are sorely broken, too.
>To assert that these systems are good examples, or less-than-
>fool-proof, is to not understand the sad state of securely
>guarding data -- they have failed, over and over again.
>- ferg
>-- Laura Vance <vancel at winfreeacademy.com> wrote:
>Kenneth Coney wrote:
>>Sadly, the concept of ISPs sharing info of who has been a bad boy sounds 
>>like an excellent way to be sued for slander or libel.  This could turn 
>>out to be much like the mom and pop store being sued for putting in 
>>their window the name or picture of someone who allegedly wrote a bad 
>>check there.
>Actually, it's more closely related to the credit card reporting 
>agencies.  Only specific companies get to see, it's not available for 
>general viewing.  John and Jane Doe can't look up Joe Blow's rating, 
>only the ISPs can.  The same as with the credit card system, and we all 
>know that the credit reporting systems are legal.

Laura Vance
Systems Engineer
Winfree Academy Charter Schools

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