Open relays and open proxies

John Payne john at
Fri Apr 25 15:57:14 UTC 2003

--On Friday, April 25, 2003 11:17 AM -0400 Joe Abley <jabley at> wrote:

> On Friday, Apr 25, 2003, at 08:17 Canada/Eastern, Jack Bates wrote:
>> With the exception of Joe-Jobs, spamvertised websites should be
>> terminated.
> If this were rigorously enforced, it would provide a mechanism for
> anybody with an axe to grind to take out any web site on the planet. Once
> all the commercial web sites had been taken off the air, the commercial
> web hosters would go out of business. Once all the web hosters were off
> the air, the access providers would go out of business (since there would
> be no interweb left for their customers to look at).

Tired old argument that completely misses the "with the exception of joe 
jobs" clause.

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