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Re: Administrative Overheads Arising from UCE

  • To: Piet Beertema < >
  • From: Corneliu Tanasa < >
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 07:40:19 +0000
  • Organization: LOGIC TELECOM SA

Piet Beertema wrote:

>    Wrong too: the problem of open relays is not something new; it's
> well known and fixes are available, so any administrator can since
> long have closed his open relay(s). Furthermore, any open relay is
> a SERIOUS THREAT to all of the Internet. Friendly approaches are
> highly inappropriate: "first shoot, then talk" is the only correct
> approach here.

What are we doing then ?  Are we putting an abuse instead of a threat ?  Every
one of us might be a threat for somebody else, because we don't know nothing
about the other peoples on the street.  Then, if I understood correctly, I'll
have to carry a machine gun with me and shoot all the others that are wearing,
let's say, red shirts (or green or black).  Is it right ?  So, just to prevent a
possible misuse of an open relay (where is no complain about it) let's close it,
regardless of the consequences.

As far as I know, in the free world, everyone is NOT GUILTY before the contrary
has been proven.  Am I right ?  Is it a law, or a RULE that every SMTP relay has
to be closed ?  Or is it just a recommendation ?  I have the strange feeling that
there are peoples that are proud disciples of dictators like Stalin, Hitler,
Ceausescu and so on.  I was thinking that closing an open relay is of interest
first for the administrators and then for the rest of the Internet.   I though
that we are promoting here the civilization but I'm wrong :-(

So, peoples, let's sing for ORBS, 'cause ORBS saves the world and let's sing for
the our GODS that first shoot and then talk (if there is still anyone else alive
to talk to).  Let's wear black shirts, let's wear the "Iron Cross", let's wear
guns and let's shoot !  A new era is born !

Corneliu Tanasa

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