Technical Considerations for Internet Service Blocking and Filtering
draft-iab-filtering-considerations-06

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Last updated 2014-08-02 (latest revision 2014-01-29)
Replaces draft-barnes-blocking-considerations
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Abstract

The Internet is structured to be an open communications medium. This openness is one of the key underpinnings of Internet innovation, but it can also allow communications that may be viewed as undesirable by certain parties. Thus, as the Internet has grown, so have mechanisms to limit the extent and impact of abusive or objectionable communications. Recently, there has been an increasing emphasis on "blocking" and "filtering," the active prevention of such communications. This document examines several technical approaches to Internet blocking and filtering in terms of their alignment with the overall Internet architecture. In general, the approach to blocking and filtering that is most coherent with the Internet architecture is to inform endpoints about potentially undesirable services, so that the communicants can avoid engaging in abusive or objectionable communications.

Authors

Richard Barnes (rlb@ipv.sx)
Alissa Cooper (alcoop@cisco.com)
Olaf Kolkman (olaf@nlnetlabs.nl)

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