a few matters about security and consistency
Thu Jul 6 08:23:03 CEST 2000
At 10:52 PM 7/5/00, Mark Lastdrager wrote: >Matter 1: > >What scared me was the great amount of bounced mail we got back from the >900 mails we sent. I think at least 10% did not exist. Besides that we got >a lot of replies like 'hey don't bother me, I don't work there >anymore'. Why doesn't RIPE test periodically if email adresses still work? This idea has come up before. It boils down to whether the RIPE NCC members want to commit the resources necessary to do this properly. Looking at it carefully one discovers quickly that this would require a lot of humanpower for the followup actions necessary. Remember that we cannot just change or delete data in the database. Thus we would have to follow up any problems with someone who can. While much of this could be automated, still a great deal of it would require humam (naturally intelligent) intervention. All of this can be done if there are enough members who want this and are willing to pay the price. Daniel PS: As to the other matters I think that a functioning European CERT is what is needed here.
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