Suggestion for NANOG Meeting

Howard C. Berkowitz hcb at
Mon Jan 20 19:12:42 UTC 1997

At 1:28 PM -0500 1/20/97, David Schwartz wrote:
>On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Mike Leber wrote:
>> On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Eric D. Madison wrote:
>> > As a carrier, I know that we should not and can not filter/censor/monitor
>> > any content on our "pipes".
>> So you would ignore one of your customers SYN attacking random victims on
>> the net?   Or one of your T3 customers ping bombing somebody with a T1?
>	That's not content. The term 'content' excludes time, place, and
>manner. Blocking a SYN attack is about regulating the manner in which
>people can exchange content, not the content they exchange.
>	DS

And I would suggest that the first level of dealing with spam is by its
traffic characteristics and administrative characteristics.  In other
words, while I am incredibly annoyed as a recipient of spam, I am most
concerned by the potential of spam to produce denial of service, through
mail bombs (original or retaliatory), looping spam software, exhausting
spool space, etc.  These are not content issues.


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