Italy orders ISPs to block sites

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at
Tue Mar 7 08:05:05 UTC 2006

On 3/7/06, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> 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.

As does (for example) the UAE, and China.  But not Italy.

So this is quite moot, I expect.

Also - having all local cable / broadband / dialup providers do
something like this would cover the vast majority of internet users in
the country .. not too many people or companies are going to be
running their own resolvers, at least in a small country like Italy.

The numbers are likely to be trivially small as compared to the number
of people just using their ISP resolvers.  So a fake zone loaded into
the resolvers redirecting these banned sites elsewhere should do just
fine, I guess.

Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists at

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