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

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Sat Mar 29 15:06:11 UTC 2014


Composed on a virtual keyboard, please forgive typos. 

> On Mar 29, 2014, at 3:15, Måns Nilsson <mansaxel at besserwisser.org> wrote:
> Quoting John R. Levine (johnl at iecc.com):
>>> Ergo, ad hominem. Please quit doing that.
>>> As a side note I happen to run my own mail server without spam filters
>>> -- it works for me. I might not be the norm, but then again, is there
>>> really a norm? (A norm that transcends SMTP RFC reach, that is --
>> 
>> I know a lot of people who run a lot of mail systems, and let's just
>> say you're so far out in the long tail we need a telescope to see
>> you.
> 
> I will not debate with people who resort to humiliation techniques
> when questioned.

I will not argue whether you were humiliated as that is something only you can decide.

However, John was still factually correct. No big deal, lots of people are humiliated by facts. Although I admit I didn't find the quote above terribly humiliating myself. 

Also, realize that John has already done more to stop spam in his career then you and your thousand closest friends ever will. (E.g. Look up abuse.net.) Again not humiliation, just a fact.

Feel free to plonk me as well. I won't be humiliated. :-)

-- 
TTFN,
patrick




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