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Re: Fw: Administrivia: ORBS

  • From: Paul Vixie
  • Date: Fri Jan 14 21:47:02 2000

> >         Nope, they'll list anyone who blocks them, regardless of open
> >         relay status.
> If that's true, they're going too far, and won't be able to become 
> widespread enough to matter.

Right.  MAPS narrowly dodged that same bullet several times in the early days,
and both ORBS and IMRSS were created as direct responses to our well-learned
conservatism about who we will blackhole and why.

> That's a damn shame.

Not really.  Failure is a natural consequence of any nonscalable activity.
Paul Vixie <[email protected]>

	>> But what *IS* the internet?
	> It's the largest equivalence class in the reflexive transitive
	> symmetric closure of the relationship "can be reached by an IP
	> packet from".		--Seth Breidbart