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Re: SPEWS?

  • From: william
  • Date: Thu Jun 20 15:57:22 2002

Paul Vixie has been talking about mail peering for years. Unlike him I
personally  do not believe exact equivalent of BGP peering for mail 
is a solution and will ever happen. 

But there is intermediate altenative - create organization with all isps 
as its members (kind of like ARIN/APNIC/RIPE for mail service providers) 
and have all downstream corporate customers be required to either also be 
member of this organization or relay email through its isp. Do note that 
right now already many new isp customers relay mail as well as all 
dialups, but actually making this work for number of large corporate 
customers is a problem but if we really want this to happen, we can!

> Perhaps we should move mail transfer to a peering model. You wanna send
> email to my SMTP server? Where's the peering contract? BGP-equivalent for
> SMTP anyone?
> 
> -C
> (tired of getting bounces for email I never sent!)
> 





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