Re: [anti-spam-wg] abuse address field ?

  • To: Gert Doering gert@localhost
  • From: Brian Nisbet <brian.nisbet@localhost
  • Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:21:04 +0100

Gert Doering wrote:
Hi,

On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 01:02:28PM +0100, Brian Nisbet wrote:
Comments ?
Was something like this already discussed on the group ?
Similar things have been discussed many times, but, as yet,
nobody has put together a concrete proposal for submission
to the RIPE PDP.  Ideas discussed anywhere, good or bad,
will never even have a chance of becoming policy unless they
are submitted as same.

http://www.ripe.net/ripe/policies/index.html

Actually there was a policy proposal to (vaguely) "enforce a working
abuse contact for every LIR!".

When trying to actually specify what that is, and how to enforce it, the
discussion went nowhere and the proposer withdrew the proposal.

I would argue that it was not, in that case, a concrete proposal, but
that is semantics rather than anything useful to add!

Frank, it is well worth looking at withdrawn policies like

http://www.ripe.net/ripe/policies/proposals/2006-04.html

while thinking about all of this.

Brian.