Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by GreatAmerican, May 14, 2007.
Probably the right thing to do in the end. DOD networks are for "official" use anyway and I highly doubt there was much "official" business going on in those sites. I can understand the frustration though as there have been several times I've been stuck waiting for meetings and the like and the only computers/network I have access to is the one at work.
Does this apply to the academies? If so you'll have a revolution.
Youtube has been blocked for half ac year at USAFA.
The admin said they were going to block myspace, but never actually did.
Ironically the Coast Guard(not the Academy itself) uses YouTube to post official videos of rescues, etc. For example.
DoD policy won't affect the Coast Guard.
True that but USCG uses .mil in some of their sites which is a DOD extension.
It would effect the Coasties in times of declared war.
Military Says Bandwidth Alone Forced Web-Site Blocking
Published in the Washington Compost:
That is very interesting. I wonder if it's b/c they dont want videos of people getting killed , ect on the internet...
Not really, its mainly because the network chatter/bandwidth that is being used up to upload pictures and talking to friends can be better used in fighting a war.
Now I wonder, if the need ever arises in a major war would the U.S. government limit civilian usage of the internet and telecommunications equipment?
Remember the internet was originally set up for military communication during wartime.
No! The internet was originally created by Al Gore to share noodie pictures and videos to his friends at other Ivy league schools
I had a feeling Al would come up in this thread.
Eventually, in July 1975, the network had been turned over to the Defense Communications Agency, also part of the Department of Defense. In 1983, the U.S. military portion of the ARPANET was broken off as a separate network, the MILNET.
The networks based around the ARPANET were government funded and therefore restricted to noncommercial uses such as research; unrelated commercial use was strictly forbidden. This initially restricted connections to military sites and universities. During the 1980s, the connections expanded to more educational institutions, and even to a growing number of companies such as Digital Equipment Corporation and Hewlett-Packard, which were participating in research projects or providing services to those who were.
YouTube doubts Pentagon explanation for blocking sites
Senators want DoD to explain Web limits
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