Merit Network
Can't find what you're looking for? Search the Mail Archives.
  About Merit   Services   Network   Resources & Support   Network Research   News   Events   Home

Discussion Communities: Merit Network Email List Archives

North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

RE: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at

  • From: Brad Knowles
  • Date: Wed Aug 21 19:04:29 2002

At 11:50 AM -0400 2002/08/21, Robert Blayzor wrote:

 Well yes, it could be done with certificates, but it can also be done
 via some type of "root server" system like DNS uses.  A database
 distributed among many root servers from the registrars is proven.
Look. The DNS is seriously screwed-up enough as it is. Let's not take a bad model and replicate it elsewhere.

 Tracking valid servers seems much easier to track rather than
 blacklisting IP's that are not mail servers at all or are abusive
Sure. Only accept e-mail from white-listed servers. You don't need a complex system to manage that.

           IMHO I don't think it would be that horrible of an idea with
 the right amount of notification and education to state something such
 as "register your mail servers by this date or risk service
	Sure.  Are you willing to be the first?

Brad Knowles, <>

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
    -Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.

GCS/IT d+(-) s:+(++)>: a C++(+++)$ UMBSHI++++$ P+>++ L+ !E W+++(--) N+ !w---
O- M++ V PS++(+++) PE- Y+(++) PGP>+++ t+(+++) 5++(+++) X++(+++) R+(+++)
tv+(+++) b+(++++) DI+(++++) D+(++) G+(++++) e++>++++ h--- r---(+++)* z(+++)

Discussion Communities

About Merit | Services | Network | Resources & Support | Network Research
News | Events | Contact | Site Map | Merit Network Home

Merit Network, Inc.