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RE: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at smtpng.org

  • From: Derek Samford
  • Date: Wed Aug 21 15:35:00 2002

I really like this. A sort of IRR for mail servers. Maybe when
registered it could even check if the server was an open relay, and not
allow those servers to be registered until properly configured. Any
thoughts?

Derek

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On Behalf
Of
> Mark Segal
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 3:12 PM
> To: 'Robert Blayzor'; nanog@nanog.org
> Subject: RE: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at smtpng.org
> 
> 
> > It's almost to the point to where mail servers need their own
> > "registrar", sort of the way domains are tracked now, track
> > mail servers.  Give mail server admins the option to accept
> > mail from registered mail servers only or from any mail
> > server.  Of course there would need to be a ramp up period,
> > like six months to a year, to make sure all of your mail
> > servers are registered.  And of course one should only be
> > able to register mail servers if the IP space is actually
> > SWIP to them.  If the IP space is NOT SWIP, it would need to
> > be registered by the customer ISP or via owners rwhois
> > server.  Just my $.02; for what it's worth....
> 
> Really good idea (no sarcasm, I actually like it).. But what stops
> spammers
> from registering their mail server?..Ie..
> 	1) Get a dsl account
> 	2) Ips get swipped to you
> 	3) Register the server
> 	4) SPAM
> 	5) Apologize, get a second chance
> 	6) get booted off
> 	7) Call the next ISP with a zero install
> 	8) Rinse and repeat.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Mark
> 
> --
> Mark Segal
> Director, Data Services
> Futureway Communications Inc.
> Tel: (905)326-1570





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