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

  • To: Brian Nisbet <brian.nisbet@localhost
  • From: Dave Crocker dhc@localhost
  • Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 08:58:09 -0700
  • Cc: "anti-spam-wg@localhost" anti-spam-wg@localhost
  • Organization: Brandenburg InternetWorking
  • Reply-to: dcrocker@localhost


Brian Nisbet wrote:
  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 level abuse.  It is important
to note that areas such as cybersquatting or hosting illegal
content are not seen to be part of the remit of the working group.

Although the second sentence provides some constraint, by example, it would probably be helpful to give a more affirmative description of what is in scope. The term "network level" is not intuitive (to me). For example, I start wondering whether work on routing protocols is in scope. I suspect it is not.

Given that this is RIPE and this is related to spam, I'll make some guesses that this is intended to be constrained to operational issues:

Email transport abuse, covering malicious addressing, traffic load, or content during cross-net transfers.

Email exchange abuse (meant to be somewhat broader than 'transport', such as some kinds of content, perhaps?)

   Messaging transport/exchange abuse (include IM?)

   Human Interaction abuse (include VOIP SPIT, etc.)

Just guessing...



  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking