[linux-elitists] ErrorDocument vs. censorware

kmself@ix.netcom.com kmself@ix.netcom.com
Mon May 22 12:13:57 PDT 2000


On Mon, May 22, 2000 at 11:38:10AM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> Here's an idea for a quick-n-dirty anti-censorware hack, presented for
> your consideration and amusement, and hopefully some suggestions.
> 
> The idea is that if an HTTP request would otherwise have resulted in an
> error, try to find a proxyable URL in it, snarf that URL, and send the
> content to the user. This could be done with a Dumbass CGI Script(tm) (I
> would make it acquire a lock on a file so that only one copy could run
> at a time to prevent a DoS, but that's just detail.)

Sorry, I didn't parse that.  What is it doing?

> Is AFPP a live project? There's an Association Française de Protection
> des Plantes but I don't think that's it.
> 
> This would require censorware vendors to block _everything_ on your
> site once they discovered it, since they wouldn't know when you might
> move or delete a document.  And as more people installed this kind of
> thing, the web would be less and less useful to censorware customers.

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