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RE: [anti-spam-wg@localhost] Contacts

  • From: "Chris Jones" < >
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 16:02:27 -0000


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> Behalf Of Nick Hilliard > Sent: 29 January 2003 12:44 > To: Dr. Jeffrey Race > Cc: Mally Mclane; anti-spam-wg@localhost > Subject: Re: [anti-spam-wg@localhost] Contacts > > > > Such people would have their IP address space withdrawn until they > > can behave like responsible adults. > > > Mandating your suggestion would surely create a 100% correct > database. With all of the spam that is being generated, having that is extremely desirable. > But it would piss off all RIPE members to the extent that the > co-operative nature upon which RIPE is based would be irrevocably > destroyed. And like it or lump it, RIPE depends completely on > co-operation. Co-operation is fine, provided that ALL members are in fact, co-operating. It is apparent to me as a mere internet user, that NOT all members are co-operating. As Jeffrey has already said several times in this thread, where children do NOT do what their parents recommend, parents have the right, and MUST use that right, to penalise their children. It is this penalty that needs further discussion. I have already "suggested" that it may comprise a form of suspension of the member's registration until such time as the offence is corrected. One thing is clear to me. That is that if the internet community does NOT attempt to STOP spam, then governments WILL. I am not confident that governments will be able to provide the correct co-ordination to achieve that aim as far as the internet is concerned. The result could very easily be chaos. > > Worse is better. Is it, really? The internet is chaotic enough already. Further chaos introduced at this stage could wreck the value of the internet. -- From Chris Jones mailto: chris@localhost web: http://www.telespan.co.uk/ My PGP Key:- RSA 2048/1024 Key ID: 0x2B1F1593 Fingerprint: B073 FE31 0A6A 6BD6 C4DB 750D 2B30 D0E7 2B1F 1593

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