Minnesota to block online gambling sites?

Martin Hannigan martin at theicelandguy.com
Tue May 5 13:18:42 CDT 2009

>From a strictly operational perspective:

The only concern that I had with that request was with the v4 address
blocking. That ought to be rethought in the grand scheme of things i.e. v4
exhaustion.  There's a reasonable case to make regarding not tainting hosts
or specific blocks in this manner. Creating "less usable" v4 resources as we
approach exhaustion is not helpful, IMHO.

Best Regards,


> 2009/5/4 John Levine <johnl at iecc.com>:
>>> Not withstanding the legality of such an order, how would one
>>>> operationally enforce that order?
>>> The order has a list of IP addresses, so I expect the ISPs will just
>>> block those IPs in routers somewhere.
>>> Since offshore online gambling is equally illegal everywhere in the
>>> U.S., the ISPs have little reason to limit the block to Minnesota
>>> customers, giving them a lot of latitude in where they implement the
>>> block.

Martin Hannigan                               martin at theicelandguy.com
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