On Sep 16, 7:41pm, potlicker @
> Subject: Internet policy
> The obvious approach would be to block access to the porno sites on their
> firewalls. How do other companies handle this issue?
>-- End of excerpt from potlicker @
I suppose you could block all, presumably, http access to the Internet from
inside systems except for a proxy server and then force the users to use a
proxy server that logs all connections. If you let it be known that all
connections are logged, that *might* curtail some of the traffic. Of course
you'd want a policy that states something along the lines of "XYZ corp.
computers are to be used solely for XYZ Corp. business,...", etc.
Then there's a company that I read about in a trade rag months ago. They
actually published in a company newsletter, the sites that various internal
systems had connected to!
But then you end up with the porno sites changing names, trying to keep up on
the new names, and you still can't tell what's contained in a file called
"wow.gif". You just end up with a temporary reduction until people find a way
around it. Blocking specific sites sounds like it could turn into a major
Just some random thoughts,
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