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Re: [anti-spam-wg] Proposed New Charter

  • To: "Brian Nisbet" <brian.nisbet@localhost, "RIPE anti-spam WG" anti-spam-wg@localhost
  • From: "tp" ripe@localhost
  • Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 11:51:45 +0200
  • Reply-to: "tp" ripe@localhost

I like the idea of getting away from the term spam, since that term seems almost
impossible to agree on a definition of.

But the new wording seems to cover any Internet protocol, from http via TLS to
BitTorrent, which I find too wide a scope.  I would prefer to stay focused on
issues with SMTP and associated protocols.

Tom Petch

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Nisbet" <brian.nisbet@localhost
To: "RIPE anti-spam WG" anti-spam-wg@localhost
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:25 PM
Subject: [anti-spam-wg] Proposed New Charter

> Colleagues,
> As promised I would like to propose the following text as a new
> charter to change the focus of the AS WG to that of Anti-Abuse
> or Anti Network Abuse.  Obviously there will be a substantial
> amount of time put aside at the meeting in Berlin to discuss
> this change, but that is, of course, intended to suplement
> rather than replace any discussion that may take place here.
> Please do let Richard and I know any queries, suggestions or
> general feedback you may have on the text below.
> The WG procedures would not be changed by this change in focus.
> So, on with the text!
> Regards,
> Brian.
> **************************************
> As the Internet has evolved, the scope and scale of network abuse
> have evolved in step.  While unsolicited bulk email (spam) was
> previously the most visible form of network abuse, it is often
> now merely a symptom of much deeper abuse such as viruses or
> botnets.  To reflect this changing Internet, it was proposed at
> RIPE 55 that the Anti-Spam Working Group widen its focus to
> include all relevant kinds of network abuse.  The working group
> would aim to tackle the issue from both the technical and
> non-technical angles:
> - To produce and continue to update a Best Common Practice document
> for ISPs similar in nature to RIPE-409 but covering a wider range of
> possible abusive behaviours.
> - To provide advice (beyond that of the BCP) to relevant parties
> within the RIPE region such as ISPs, Governments and Law Enforcement
> Agencies.
> - To discuss and disseminate information on technical methods of
> preventing or reducing network abuse.