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banning IP packets

The government of Panama has decreed the blocking of 46 UPD ports (commonly used by VoiceIP apps) by all ISPs. How stupid can politicians get? Isn't there anyone giving them advice that can tell them that it takes a New York Second to circumvent a block (e.g., through TCP). Are they going to block all internet access to protect some dying monopoly?

This comment also explains why this ban is not only stupid, but impossible to implement without breaking what the Internet is.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on November 7 2002 at 10:30 PM

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