RE: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at

From: Brad Knowles (no email)
Date: Wed Aug 21 2002 - 19:33:33 EDT

At 7:23 PM -0400 2002/08/21, Robert Blayzor wrote:

>> Sure. Are you willing to be the first?
> If it came down to the wire and something like this were implemented,
> and enforced, then yes, I'd be the first in line. If the software, the
> system and the means are available, I'd make sure we were registered
> before the system went live.

        Right. How are you going to enforce *anything* on the Internet?
Every single RFC in existence is optional, at best. Every single
black list is certainly optional. And until you can control the
entire Internet and operate the mail servers for everyone in the
world, there's no way in hell that you're going to get everyone to
subscribe to the same white list.

        Sorry, guy. Ain't gonna happen.

Brad Knowles, <>
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