1996-04-11 - Re: Protocols at the Point of a Gun

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From: shamrock@netcom.com (Lucky Green)
To: perry@piermont.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-04-11 06:51:04 UTC
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From: shamrock@netcom.com (Lucky Green)
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 14:51:04 +0800
To: perry@piermont.com
Subject: Re: Protocols at the Point of a Gun
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At 9:48 4/10/96, Duncan Frissell wrote:
>We know that governments would like to impose things like the Simple
>Tax Transfer Protocol on the Net as well as Is A Person (and Is A Minor)

There is one thing about the proposed minor flag addition to IP that I
don't understand. [No, I am not surprised by this. Mandatory authorization
to establish a connection and an "Internet Driver License", probably in the
form or a smart card are coming].

If my computer creates the IP packet, what is there to prevent me from
modifying the value of the "Minor/Adult" flag at my leisure?

-- Lucky Green <mailto:shamrock@netcom.com>
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