I-D (Re: Out of date contact information )

Paul A Vixie paul at vix.com
Fri May 3 09:26:21 UTC 1996

> [...] I'd suggest including (in no particular order) the following: 
>       Address   Operations Area      Example Usage
>       --------------------------------------------------------------
>       hostmaster Network Operations  DNS issues
>       security  Network Operations   System security or hacking
>       www       Customer Support     Same as webmaster
>       listowner Customer Support     Mailing list administrator
>       routing   Network Operations   Network routing issues
>       nic       Network Operations   Same as noc
>       news      Customer Support     Same as usenet
>       help      Customer Support     Same as support

hostmaster was done in the -01 draft, sent shortly ago.  security seems
reasonable but is this current practice anywhere you know of?  www and
news are current practice, i'll add those but note that these are used
for internal errors in those services and may point to different folks
than the ones for external queries.

listowner is new to me.  i've seen listserv.  i think this is slippery
enough to warrant a blanket "use *-REQUEST or POSTMASTER" which is what
-01 says.  comments on this are welcome.

routing is a current practice.  i'll add it.

nic should probably be a synonym for hostmaster rather than noc.

help for support seems reasonable.

should the document state which of these are recommended for new sites
and which are listed only for backward compatibility with random older
nonstandardized sites?  i think so.

> >    5 - Security Considerations
> > 
> >    Denial of service attacks (flooding a mailbox with junk) will be easier
> >    after this document becomes a standard.
> 	Would it be appropriate to mention Procmail here as a partial
> solution, or would that be better suited to a seperate document? 

totally inappropriate for this document, thanks for asking though.

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