[svlug] ACL lists?
Seth David Schoen
schoen at loyalty.org
Mon Mar 12 13:56:01 PST 2001
Robert L. Harris writes:
> I just started helping a local school with a proxy server they have
> running on a computer lab. It was also doing their firewall... A
> nice little RedHat 6.X box.
> While digging I noticed there were NO firewall rules in effect and
> the ACL lists set up were blocking 1/2 the classes (not sure how) from
> getting to the net at all.
> For basic functionality we had to disable the ACL rules and tell the
> students (jr/sr high) that there are filters and VERY serrious logging
> in place. The school doesn't want to be sue'd because Johnny's mom/dad
> doesn't want him looking at pictures he shouldn't be looking at.
> Does anyone have a cut/paste for an ACL I can put in to blox things
> like XXX, SEX, etc that should keep the admins happy? If we can't get
> something decent in place, the admins' position is to just rip access
> out all together.
I'm pretty sure that my views on this subject are well known around
SVLUG. Attorney James Tyre suggested that
> You might wish to point him to last week's California Fourth District
> (including SV) Court of Appeal Opinion in Kathleen R. v. City of
> "In this case we hold that a city is not subject
> to suit for damages or an injunction for
> offering unrestricted access to the Internet
> through computers at a public library."
> Opinion at
> And see http://censorware.net/article.pl?sid=01/03/07/088241
... whether this applies to public schools too will be a good
question. (If this is a private school, as they say, all bets are
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