Re: Wow! Re: restricting sex oriented material

From: Kevin Fink <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 1997 22:10:46 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 4 Jun 1997, Claus Neubronner wrote:

> There are more groups which talk about this theme like the W3C with the
> project PICS. I remember there was long time ago the question if PICS
> will find the way to squid. I don't remember the answer. I think PICS
> would be a easy way for self control like cinemas do. Are there any
> plans for bringing PICS to squid? I'am sorry, but if not why?

Check the squid-users archive. I sent a long message a month or two ago
discussing problems with making a PICS-compliant version of Squid.
Basically, PICS is cool but is 1) inefficient and 2) requires massive
self-rating, plus trust in the self-ratings, or a labelling bureau (which
will almost certainly not be free, as maintaining it is expensive).

If you can't find the message, let me know and I'll dig it up for you.


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