Congress may require ISPs to block fraud sites H.R.3817

Dan Golding dgolding at
Fri Nov 6 14:58:35 UTC 2009

On Nov 5, 2009, at 7:24 PM, Steven Bellovin wrote:

> On Nov 5, 2009, at 5:56 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
>> On Thu, 05 Nov 2009 16:40:09 CST, Bryan King said:
>>> Did I miss a thread on this? Has anyone looked at this yet?
>>> `(2) INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS- Any Internet service provider
>>> that, on
>>> or through a system or network controlled or operated by the  
>>> Internet
>>> service provider, transmits, routes, provides connections for, or
>>> stores
>>> any material containing any misrepresentation of the kind
>>> prohibited in
>>> paragraph (1) shall be liable for any damages caused thereby,
>>> including
>>> damages suffered by SIPC, if the Internet service provider--
>> "routes" sounds the most dangerous part there.  Does this mean that  
>> if
>> we have a BGP peering session with somebody, we need to filter it?
> Also "transmits".  (I'm impressed that someone in Congress knows the
> word "routes"....)

Don't get hung up on the wording. A DNS blackhole list will do the  
trick as well. I don't think border ACLs on routers will be necessary.

- Daniel Golding

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