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David Golden
June 11, 2014 17:09
Re: RFC Consensus on Network testing ENV?
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On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Kent Fredric <> wrote:
>  "Has the user in question granted permission to use the internet".

I disagree with the premise that one needs to ask.  Users are already
running arbitrary Perl code and must take responsibility for anything
that it might do and not run it if it does something they don't want
it to do.

The only thing that interests me is avoiding hassling people with
failures in cases that have no possibility of success, e.g. connecting
to a host on the Internet when the Internet is fire-walled.

That's a question of capability, not permission.


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