why IPv6 isn't ready for prime time, SMTP edition

Matthias Leisi matthias at leisi.net
Wed Mar 26 10:11:18 UTC 2014


On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 4:16 AM, Jimmy Hess <mysidia at gmail.com> wrote:


> 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?
>

"voting out" - in today's world we need to assume that spammers and other
criminals have vastly more resources than what may be considered (sort of)
good guys. For the same mechanism a CPU-bound cryptocurrency is not likely
to succeed.

-- Matthias


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