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Re: The IETF needs your input about the Spamops document

  • From: william(at)
  • Date: Mon Jun 13 15:24:32 2005

A draft specification has been submitted to the IETF for standardization
as a "Best Current Practices".

Information about the document is at:

The name is inaccurate, its not about anti-spam operations, the document
is about use and configuration of email submission service on the Internet.

The document is in the final stages of a public "Last Call" process,
Which so far it is failing miserably on the security and other grounds,
archive for last 7 days

during which the IETF's management Steering Group obtains input about
interest in the document and hears about possible problems with it.
FYI - It appears security reviewers do not like CRAM-MD5 being promoted by
by this draft as way to authenticate SMTP for submission. There are some
other problems that have been noted and perhaps NANOG operations people will find something else that would be of interest to hear.

This document did not get developed within the IETF.  So there is no
record of community interest.
That some document is not developed in IETF, does not mean there is
no record of community interest.

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
[email protected]