AW: Italy orders ISPs to block sites

tom tier1 at
Tue Mar 7 08:13:21 UTC 2006

Hi Folks across the ocean..

I understand, that from an American point of view this kind of restriction
looks strange and is against your act of freedom, however here in Europe
gambling is a state controlled business that supports the state economy and
in most European countries gambling outside state controlled casinos is
simply illegal and forbidden by law.
So I doubt, that the European Court would really rule agaist this....
Each country has specific laws, that othewr nations do not not understand
and we all should accept that.
Imagine, if kids in the US would be able to order Cannabis from Online-shops
in the Netherlands (as it is leaglized there)through mail order? Would you
or your legislation agree to that?


I hope you don't mind this commentary from a European...


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] Im Auftrag von
Owen DeLong
Gesendet: Dienstag, 7. März 2006 08:54
An: Christopher L. Morrow; Marco d'Itri
Betreff: Re: Italy orders ISPs to block sites

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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