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  •  Indeed, the DNS filtering scheme is very naive. (0+ / 0-)

    Anyone who knows the IP address of a foreign-based site can enter it instead of the blocked Web domain.

    I mean, what's to prevent me from using a proxy server, or setting my router to use a DNS server outside of U.S. jurisdiction or using Free DNS?

    Nothing — & that's one of the major cybersecurity hazards in both of these disastrous bills. Foreign, untrusted DNS servers can stir up all kinds of crap through redirects & other mischief.

    Yet, once many popular sites (YouTube, Facebook) become unavailable through govt.-sponsored censorship, lots of users will be creating these paths to use those sites, damn the consequences.

    Tell Congress: DON'T BREAK THE INTERNET!

    by Brown Thrasher on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 05:32:12 PM PST

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