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Re: Email peering (Was: Economics of SPAM [Was: Micorsoft's SenderIDAuthentication......?]
- From: Todd Vierling
- Date: Thu Jun 16 14:54:45 2005
On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >You're lost in the past. Study history and stop repeating it back to us.
> Although I agree that email peering is a seriously bad idea, I don't
> think that the analogy to uucp is correct.
You're right -- I left out the routing table bit, which also existed some
time ago. BITNET used the bitnet.links file; here's an old one still
accessible for viewing:
Similar concept, same scaling problems; it just hides the explicit routing
from the user (as would any modern "peering" system, presumably).
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>