Stealth Blocking

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Thu May 24 15:04:24 UTC 2001

On Thu, 24 May 2001 09:30:33 EDT, Jason Slagle said:
> Last time I checked the law of the land said if it's my machine, I can
> decide who connects to it.  And who sends me mail..

Be careful, it's not as clear-cut as it may seem.  At least in one US District
Court, portscanning was held to be legal (or more precisely, that you couldn't
count the cost of investigating one against damages)...

				Valdis Kletnieks
				Operating Systems Analyst
				Virginia Tech

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