IPv6 isn't SMTP

Dave Crocker dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Thu Mar 27 03:21:19 UTC 2014


On 3/26/2014 11:22 AM, Barry Shein wrote:
> What makes IP address mobility possible is mass, unauthorized if not
> simply illegal use of others' resources, such as with botnets or
> massive exploiting of holes in web hosting sites' software.

Except that compromised personal computers are 'valid' by all normal 
metrics.

An army of such machines provides a kind of address mobility that is not 
detected by any normal means.


> Fundamentally spam is a security isse.

In the same way as burglary is a security issue, yeah.  Which is to say 
that fundamentally, spam is a social issue, like any other crime.

d/

-- 
Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking
bbiw.net



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