Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Some good news

is good news in that possession of the tools of a crime is not illegal
in itself. Otherwise, you'd be suspect for every sharp or blunt object
in your house. It's the use of those tools which can be

Before we get into that argument, I don't condone
illegal file sharing. It's just that possession of certain software
(port scanner, vulnerability scanner, password checker, spam filter)
should not be cause for arrest. I run each of those tools on my
network. I also "possess" numerous file sharing programs as part of
research for network security (Nessus/NMap/Snort signatures, etc.). I
just don't use them.

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