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Proposed list charter/AUP change?
- From: Bill Nash
- Date: Tue Jan 04 12:51:16 2005
On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, Steve Sobol wrote:
Susan keeps on claiming spam is offtopic for Nanog, yet the AUP/Charter/FAQ
don't mention spam other than telling us not to ask "I'm being spammed, how
can I make it stop?"
Spam represents a significant percentage of email traffic, and its
delivery is increasingly via trojaned dsl/broadband devices. Even spam
delivered from quasi-legitimate sources is usually an abuse of resources
that some NSP/ISP is paying for. Discussion of functional spam control at
the ISP level, I think, is absolutely on topic for a list of this scope.
Please note, that I say 'functional'. Random complaints would obviously
not fall into this category.
If it's flat-out offtopic, no matter what, or if the majority of list members
don't want to talk about it on the list, why hasn't the FAQ been updated? Or
does Merit just want us to try to guess what is offtopic?
Examples would include:
Working enterprise-scale spam filtering (Hourly mail volume measured in
Discussion of edge/core SMTP filtering to curtail spam sources.
Policy discussions for handling domestic and international spam sources.
Implementation, or requests for implementation, of SPF and similiar
Inter-network cooperation for handling large scale issues.
I think this last is pretty much exactly what a list like this is for, be
it spam, regional power outages, BGP shenanigans, or widespread squirrel