CIPA done (was: OLPC Project suggestions.)

Albert Cahalan acahalan at
Wed May 7 14:51:27 EDT 2008

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Joshua N Pritikin <jpritikin at> wrote:

>  That is totally half-assed. As a parent, I would be pissed off when I
>  became aware of the quality of such an OLPC web filtering solution.
>  How about if we place a DansGuardian transparent proxy on a public IP
>  address (e.g. The laptop can use iptables to route
>  everything through the proxy. Then we don't have to waste precious RAM
>  filtering on the laptop.

Your solution doesn't meet the requirement of the law.
The filtering MUST be on the laptop.

(but again: this only applies to school-owned laptops)

Since the filtering MUST be on the laptop, and the laptop
is already suffering performance problems, a half-assed
solution ON THE LAPTOP is sensible. Schools can also
do something sensible with their network connection, but
that doesn't help with compliance.

BTW, another interesting point is that the law only applies
to images. Kids can read all the filthy stories they want.

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