why IPv6 isn't ready for prime time, SMTP edition
mysidia at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 03:16:37 UTC 2014
On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 9:55 PM, John R. Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> I would suggest the formation of an "IPv6 SMTP Server operator's club,"
>> with a system for enrolling certain IP address source ranges as "Active
> Surely you don't think this is a new idea.
Would it make it more unique; if I suggested creation of a new distributed
Cryptocurrency something like 'MAILCoin' to track the memberships in the
club and handle voting out of abusive mail servers: in a distributed
manner, to ensure that no court could ever mandate that a certain IP
address be accepted into the club?
Not necessarily. But I haven't yet heard of any meaningful attempt to
implement something like that. Obviously with IPv4; way too many
"legacy" mail servers exist that will never bother to implement new
protocols and practice improvements ---- even basic things, such as SMTP
rejecting invalid recipients instead of sending unsolicited bounce replies
to senders (forged by spammers).
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