Re: [451] #80: Distinguishing intermediaries from origins

In message <>, nicol writes:
>> For the ISP there would be considerable benefits to making it look
>> like origin censorship:  It would reduce help-desk workload, it
>> would deflect blame for a controversial practice away from the ISP
>> etc.  etc.
>That only works if the user considers the signal to be reliable.
>If one lies about it he won't.
>So to actually reduce helpdesk workload an ISP needs to be very
>clear and clean on who blocks what, because otherwise people will
>just call the helpdesk by default.

And sending "451 Not Allowed by Origin" would certainly do that.

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Received on Monday, 24 August 2015 08:19:57 UTC