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- From: Valdis.Kletnieks
- Date: Tue Mar 15 15:29:28 2005
On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 13:42:24 CST, Robert Bonomi said:
> As with any other 'voluntary use' blocklist, it's "clout" is only as good
> as the number of people using it. If serious questions arose as to the
> 'integrity' of the list, or the list operator, the vast majority of the
> mail-server operators using it would *stop* doing so. And any lack of
> integrity would be a moot issue, since 'practically nobody' would still
> be using it. It is _textbook_perfect_ "self regulation" at work.
This is, of course, making the rather big assumption that the person who
decided to use said blocklist:
a) was fully cognizant of the list's goals and policies when they chose to use it.
b) is willing and able to track deviations on an ongoing basis.
c) whoever replaces them is also able to do so.
If it was in fact "textbook perfect", we'd never hear about stuff breaking when
a block list goes belly up with six month's warning, and people *still* being
surprised when suddenly everything returns 127.0.0.2 and a lot of mail goes kaboing.
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