a business opportunity?

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Jul 5 22:38:30 UTC 2008

>The real solution to the scorched earth problem is for aging from
>blacklists to be dynamic.

Um, this isn't exactly a revolutionary idea.  Almost without
exception* the blacklists that are widely used have some sort of
age-out so that the remove addresses that don't continue to show bad

The problem is that there's a zillion little networks with their own
private blacklists, where the policy tends to be to add a block when
someone complains, and then forget about it, removing blocks only when
there are counter-complaints.  Talk about not scaling.


* - some of the for-pay MAPS lists don't seem to have an aging policy

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