Magnus Westerlund <magnus dot westerlund at ericsson dot com> wrote:
I think any one of us would be might irritated to learn that the
suddenly started receive spam in large quantities because someone
published their address in example in an internet draft or RFC.
And I would be kind of annoyed if anyone of you decided to publish one
of my private addresses without my permission. That is why SPAM was
listed as an example.
Is that the concern, that people will start receiving spam to their
e-mail addresses, or excessive or inappropriate hits on their Web site,
unexpectedly or without their permission, because these addresses were
used in an RFC or I-D unexpectedly or without their permission?
I think that is a completely different use case, and moral problem, from
using one's own e-mail address or URL in a document, or using well-known
addresses such as <Postel(_at_)isi(_dot_)edu> that have already appeared in
well-known and heavily cited RFCs (John's use case that launched the
Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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