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Re: Restricting the list

1996-02-06 00:43:03
At 11:21 AM 2/5/96, Jim Conklin wrote:
 Well, we've been caught!  I assume that most of you don't wish ads for
nude models (and whatever may follow) in your ietf list mail, and that
those of you who do can find them elsewhwere.

I wish it no more than I seek ads for magazine subscriptions I have no
interest in.  Nevertheless, I'm not about ask the US postmaster to validate
everyone who might send a message to my postal box.  There is no reason to
think my email address should be treated any differently.

 I'm going to take the immediate steps of removing this list from its
globally published status, which may or may not help.
 I'm also considering making restricting posting to the subscribers to the
list, which is more restrictive than the normal situation for ietf lists,
so I'd like to get your reactions to that before I do so.

Besides being contrary to the spirit in which the IETF works, there are the
practical objections Ned points out.  Restricting access for posting to the
list is a cure that is worse than the disease.

john noerenberg
  Be sure of this, O young ambition, all mortal
  greatness is but disease.
  -- Herman Melville, "Moby-Dick", 1851

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