Re: restricting sex oriented material

From: Jacques B. Dimanche <>
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 1997 20:31:03 +0800

At 09:38 AM 6/5/97 +1000, Andrew CASSIN wrote:

>Perhaps this has been discussed before, but why is everyone trying to
>identify porn *before* the object itself has been retrieved. Why not
>post-classify the objects (ie. HTML pages and related images) retrieved
>and reject subsequent requests (or alter/purge the object in the cache).

        You need to do it before downloading, because if your main reason for
blocking these sites is to conserve bandwidth, then you just shot yourself
in the foot. If your reason for block is for some personal moralistic
point, the client will still get the image, the cache will purge it, thus
the images are still downloaded, and you just lost efficiency on your cache
as the image has been purged.


Jacques B. Dimanche
Head of Tech Support/Sysad PGP KEY AVAILABLE AT:
Tridel Technologies
Received on Wed Jun 04 1997 - 17:41:44 MDT

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