At 07:56 AM 3/14/2004, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote...
On 14-mrt-04, at 12:49, Dr. Jeffrey Race wrote:
You are right a different approach is needed, but not this one
because it does not admit communication from strangers.
I addressed this part at the end of my message. A mechanism to allow strangers
to get hold of a desirability tag would of course be included. (If the holder
of a tag misbehaves the tag is invalidated, of course.)
If a stranger can get a "tag," then it is useless, as there is nothing to stop
a spammer from repeatedly getting new tags as old ones are invalidated. Basing
them on source domain, IP, etc. makes no difference, as these are already
frequently changed. It also requires creation of an entirely new authority and
infrastructure to handle creation and distribution of these "tags." Specifics,
please, if you don't feel this is the case.