On 27-jun-2006, at 20:28, Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
This is currently the case in email. My reputation, the reputation
of my employer are diluted because anyone can send mail that
purports to come from that domain name
How can you say that in an unsigned message?
and there is no widely deployed authentication infrastructure.
Wide enough to make your employer a good deal of money...
You can use S/MIME (Wikipedia: "S/MIME functionality is built into
the vast majority of modern e-mail software") if you want to reach a
wide audience or PGP/GPG for a smaller one that includes a
significant part of the IETF membership.
If we are going to do anything about the pedophile predators
lurking in Internet chat rooms we have to create the understanding
that there is accountability.
The question that always raises with me is: at what age should
children be allowed on the internet? The fact that apparently, these
people manage to find vinctims online makes me think that there are
children online that are too young for this.
The perverts would not approach a minor in a public area with the
type of advance they use in a chat room, they know that they can be
I don't think the solution is this simple. Also, law enforcement
doesn't have too much trouble finding out where a certain IP address
is used as long as there are no jurisdiction problems, which I assume
isn't a huge problem in this particular set of cases.
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