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RE: [dvd-discuss] RIAA Subpoena Process-Flaws

On Fri, 10 Oct 2003, Hiddink, Gerrit (Gerrit) wrote:
> in principle your thinking is right, but in practice it is not
> that simple. Why?
> - computers do not just maintain "time" but also log the time zone
>   they're in. So computers around the world have a common sense
>   of "time", which consists of local time plus timezone info.

But localtime is arbitrary.  I can set my system clock to whatever I like.
I don't HAVE to run NTP.

> - you can set up a bogus DNS server, but that doesn't make it the
>   ISP's DNS that RIAA will demand logs from. Besides, a DNS does
>   the IP number - to - hostname conversion, so changing the DNS
>   won't give you a different IP number.

We're talking about DHCP pools.

> - IP numbers, when given back by the user, are not immediately
>   handed out to someone else because IP will also get confused.
>   It is rested for a while to 'cool off' and have all connections
>   that may still be associated with it time out.

This can be a fairly brief period.  Especially in underpopulated DHCP

     Jeme A Brelin
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