As noted many messages back, the original draft charter mentioned IP
addresses in SMTP Received headers, but those generally reveal no
persoanal or private information.
I think the above depends on what addresses are put where and
whether or not those are redacted somewhere else. Or am I missing
The SMTP received header only shows the IP of the mail servers, not of the
user. In approximately 100% of cases, the location of the mail server is
not interesting, and tells you nothing about the location of the user.
For example, on your message to which I'm replying:
Received: from mercury.scss.tcd.ie (mercury.scss.tcd.ie [184.108.40.206])
by mail1.iecc.com ([220.127.116.11]) with ESMTPS (TLS1.2/X.509/AEAD) via
TCP port 34923/25 id 563408838; 29 Nov 2015 22:38:49 -0000
That tells me that TCD's server is on TCD's network which is in Dublin,
but it gives no hint whether you're on campus, at home somewhere in
Ireland, or at a meeting on another continent.
Which brings us back to what seems like the first step to me,
which is to document what is done, presumably by those who have
done stuff for what seemed like good reasons.
At this point, I'd like to see the intersection of what people are willing
to do what what seems useful. The stuff in the proposed shutup charter is
presumably what someone's willing to do, but is unlikely to lead to
John Levine, johnl(_at_)taugh(_dot_)com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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