Iljitsch van Beijnum <iljitsch(_at_)muada(_dot_)com> wrote:
On maandag, sep 8, 2003, at 00:08 Europe/Amsterdam, Johnny Eriksson
It is not immune to spam
Fixable with authentication.
As each individual news article is piped through a relatively small
number of servers in the "core" of the distribution system, it becomes
relatively easy to blacklist known offenders. That is, if they are
recognizable as such.
No way. If this was indeed the case, it would already have been
handled by blacklisting known AS numbers / prefixes in the routing
system. This is not the case. See below.
This is where the authentication comes in.
This is where layer eight and above comes in. There are enough people
that profits from this that us low-lifes that want spam to stop just
don't count if you want to play by the rules.
I'm all for the kneecapping proposal by citizen V.K.