A state of emergency and internet communication
28th June 1999 Pranav Lal @softhome.net
Hi all, How will a state of emergency effect internet communications? Will foreroms like this one be jammed or something? Pranav
28th June 1999 Huzefa Rangwala @hotmail.com
I doubt it. There is no way to censor the whole of the Internet. However , restrictions may be placed on usage of internet by the major ISP's and monitoring may also increase by them. Also certain obvious sites could be blocked and banned. However , why worry about war ??? There is'nt going to be any war . period. Huzefa.
28th June 1999 Udhay Shankar N @pobox.com
Highly unlikely. Packet switching networks are designed such that jamming like that is impractical. Unless all communications pass through a small number of choke points which can be controlled, it is implausible to attempt something like this. manaskriti.com doesn't even physically live in India, anyway... Udhay -- __________________________________________________________________ http://www.unimobile.com/ http://pobox.com/~udhay sign up for the Unimobile beta today!
28th June 1999 Ankur Jain @cyberjunkie.com
hi all i hope not, because it is very difficult to control the flow of datapackets from any server...and even communist countries have been largely unsuccessful in controlling such communications..in some countries access is banned even from VSATs..but there also they thrive.. infact the basic essence of the internet is that it is not owned by anyone..therefore regulating it is not easy. the problems of net regualtion for ecommerce etc are a boon in disguise when situations like emergency and war erupt. thanks ankur jain email@example.com http://www.angelfire.com/ma/ankurjain =================