Italy orders ISPs to block sites

Owen DeLong owen at
Tue Mar 7 07:54:11 UTC 2006

Singapore seems to force all of their ISPs to send all HTTP requests
through a proxy that has a set of rules defining sites you are not allowed
to visit.


--On March 7, 2006 1:48:39 AM +0000 "Christopher L. Morrow" 
<christopher.morrow at> wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> On Mar 06, Rodney Joffe <rjoffe at> wrote:
>> > It appears that Italy has ordered Italian ISPs to block access to a
>> > number of Internet Gambling sites. It would be interesting to see how
>> > the Italian ISPs are handling this, what with dynamic DNS and all
>> > that...
>> So far, the method officially recommended by the government entity
>> involved with collecting the gambling fees has been to create fake
>> zones on the caching resolvers of the large consumer ISPs.
> good thing people use dns servers other than those put up by their ISP :)
> when last faced with this situation, State-of-PA ChildPorn Law... Null
> routing the affected ip-addresses was the only 'good' solution :(
> -Chris

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