Suggestion for NANOG Meeting

Eric D. Madison madison at
Mon Jan 20 17:05:11 UTC 1997

Ok, Let me put in my two cents worth on this can of worms I just opened.

As a carrier, I know that we should not and can not filter/censor/monitor
any content on our "pipes".  This includes unsolicited emails,
pornography, whatever, but there comes a point where the amount time to
respond these issues that I can not perform the job I am paid to do.   I
have a large network to maintain, I don't have time to worry about issues
except ones that directly effect how I run my network.  But since I am the
contact listed for various networks, RA entries, etc, I always get brought
into the middle of the battle.  So, I am not asking for a meeting to
form policy, I am asking for a meeting to know how other providers are
dealing with this problem without just dropping the emails of angry
recepients into the bit bucket, which is not an solution.


      Eric D. Madison - Senior Network Engineer -   
 ACSI - Advanced Data Services - ATM/IP Backbone Group  
   24 Hour NMC/NOC (800)291-7889 Email: noc at

On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Avi Freedman wrote:

> > We are not ignoring the complaints.  I have contacted the spammers and
> > asked them to stop the unsolicited emails.  Problem is that they are not
> > always our direct customer, so they see us as no threat since we are not
> > their direct upstream provider.  I would just like to see what other large
> > providers are doing about this problem so we can come to a common policy.
> > 
> > Eric
> As I said, a meeting about this would be good...
> If consensus builds perhaps a community document would then be in order...
> Avi

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