[ILUG] eircom.net open relay?
aj.mckee at nmtbmedia.com
Thu Nov 7 01:36:10 GMT 2002
>> This is clearly described in the service's Terms & Conditions, so when
>> you scroll through the T&C on registration and click OK, you're agreeing
>> to allow your phone number to be available when calling. Take a look at:
>> http://content.eircom.net/policy/, it says: ...
When Eircell originally introduced CLID (Even though they had it for years
and any of the agents who sold phone and who got on with walk & talk got it
enabled), a consent form had to be signed in order to say "Yes I want my
number Displayed" or the opposite.
The reason given was that this displaying of a number would be
unconstitutional as it would be an invasion of privacy. While not in the
constitution, there are sections which protect the natural rights of a
person of which privacy is one.
Now when I withhold my number from ppl I want to call I decide to do so. For
Eircom to pass that onto a third party is in breach of my rights and may in
fact be in breach of guidelines set down by the OTDR (Don't quote me on
this). Eircom net have noting if you believe Eircom corporate support,
noting to do with Eircom. they are a separate company. Why then do they a)
Get my number which I wish to be withheld from them b) Is this service not
provided to other companies.
The Terms of Service Eircom have posted above are crap in this respect and I
seriously doubt Eircom.net have the right to the phone numbers of people who
want then withheld.
As a side note what has this to do with Linux? Eircom still don't bother
their asses supporting it.
More information about the ILUG