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RE: Spam Control Considered Harmful

  • From: Paul Peterson
  • Date: Thu Oct 30 04:46:40 1997

How about a new RFC outlining a method of dynamically delivering a relay
host native to whatever service provider you dial in to ?? That way, any
e-mail can be traced to a supposedly responsible end-user by the
victimized ISP ??

Naaaaa.

Paul.



> -----Original Message-----
> From:	woods@most.weird.com [SMTP:woods@most.weird.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, October 29, 1997 9:47 PM
> To:	John A. Tamplin
> Cc:	nanog@merit.edu
> Subject:	Re: Spam Control Considered Harmful
> 
> [ On Wed, October 29, 1997 at 21:53:52 (-0600), John A. Tamplin wrote:
> ]
> > Subject: Re: Spam Control Considered Harmful
> >
> >[....]
> > The difficulty in the latter is finding a way to determine what SMTP
> servers
> > they are supposed to have access to and then implementing that in a
> router
> > access list.
> 
> There should be no difficulty at all in doing this.  If they dial into
> your network then they use your outgoing mail relay server, and yours
> alone.  Period.  (Unless you have some kind of agreement in a roaming
> system where you authenticate your own users to someone else's dial-up
> and vice versa, in which case you only allow the user to connect to
> the
> the "home" ISP's mail relay host(s).)
> 
> -- 
> 							Greg A. Woods
> 
> +1 416 443-1734      VE3TCP      <gwoods@acm.org>
> <robohack!woods>
> Planix, Inc. <woods@planix.com>; Secrets of the Weird
> <woods@weird.com>




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