Postfix issue

David Southwell david at
Mon Sep 8 11:27:28 UTC 2008

On Monday 08 September 2008 04:19:11 Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > I do not like the fact that a number of governments (including most
> > european ones)  now have the right to access all emails that pass through
> > an ISP's
> only if you use big operators.

All UK operators are "big operators and covered by this -- if you provide 
internet access you jhave to give government access!!
> > BIG BROTHER is watching far too much. Frankly I am surprised that
> we have democracy. in democracy majority decides for everybody.
> majority wanted it for "they own good". minority has to shut up or go
> away.

A democracy that does not respect minority rights including civil liberties  
is not a democracy but an authoritarian state.

> > Another emerging issue is cable operators refusing to allow fixed IP
> > address so they can receive revenue from reporting on user usage data.
> could you please tell more about the sentence above. maybe it's my bad
> english but i don't understand. why constantly changing user IP could help
> reporting user data and getting revenue?
They keep track of who is connected by using  hardware info and by use of 
login security.

> > This movement to commercialise the internet and limit access in this way
> > is deplorable when there are alternative methods of dealing with
> > legitimate
> even now we are more restricted than people in China, where they have
> "chinese internet" with very very limited access to outside, but withing
> chinese internet there are very little limits.

Whether anyone else is more or less affected is irrelevant. I would not want 
to sanction state executions in my own country because state executions are 
permitted in either USA or China or Iran or Iraq!! Neither would I want to 
approve breaches of civil liberties because there are breaches in Chine.


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