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RE: Clueless service restrictions (was RE: Anti-spam System Idea)

  • From: Don Gould
  • Date: Tue Feb 17 16:19:44 2004

> In message <[email protected]>, "Tony Hain"
> >The Internet has value because it allows arbitrary
> interactions where new
> >applications can be developed and fostered. The centrally
> controlled model
> >would have prevented IM, web, sip applications, etc. from ever being
> >deployed. If there are any operators out there who still
> understand the
> >value in allowing the next generation of applications to
> incubate, you need
> >to push back on this tendency to limit the Internet to an
> 'approved' list of
> >ports and service models.
> Thank you.  You've got it exactly right.
> 		--Steve Bellovin,

I also agree.

The RFC for mail was very well designed.  If people simply stuck to the
orginal RFC (~800 something) and managed more of their own small systems
then this spam thing just wouldn't be the problem that it has become...
would it?

Cheers Don