Re: HTTP Futures

Tony Sanders (
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 17:02:27 -0600

Brian Behlendorf writes:
> [someone else said:]
> > We are neglecting on form of access control that I think might be
> > just as important "parental control". Something similar to what
Sigh, I think it's the parents we need to restrict (from being butt-heads).
This kind of censorships does more harm to children than good (how
you think they feel when they find out they have been lied too).

Never mind that it is trivial to write something that sends an HTTP
request and saves the data in a file (I have a 50 line perl script
that will do it, took all of about 15 minutes to write).

> Yet another situation where collaborative filtering can help. If the MPAA
> had an online presence and a public key to have digital signatures
> verified, then they could go around the net attaching their 'G' Seal of
Of course, I can think of much better uses for this than censorship but
yes, I would like to see something like this make it into wide-spread use
(digital signatures that is). You could have CERT certified software
distributions, etc.

If it wasn't for the bogusly wide patent on the RSA stuff we would
likely already have this.

> While I personally abhor the thought of prohibiting the flow of
> information
Sigh again.