BCP38 dismissal

William Allen Simpson william.allen.simpson at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 17:36:33 CDT 2008

Jo Rhett wrote:
> On Sep 4, 2008, at 12:38 PM, Gadi Evron wrote:
>> Seriously though, everyone should take care of their own end first. 
>> The problem is Jo doesn't seem to be in the loopon attacks from recent 
>> years, but I am unsure he would change his mind if he was/
> Nice going, Gadi -- let's insult someone who does a good job of 
> protecting your network from his customers.
Reminder: Gadi isn't a native English speaker.  I understood "Take care of
their own end first" to mean "please do BCP38" -- it polices your "own" end.

> I spend at least 8 hours a week tracking down attacks originating from 
> non-BCP38 networks.  This is still a real problem, and the idea that 
> BCP-38 is some fad that is irrelevant now ... I have no words for this 
> kind of idiocy.  Everyone should be doing BCP-38. ...
Hopefully, we all agree!  That's why it's been a "Best Current Practice"
for a decade or so....

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