[ppml] Abstract of proposed Internet Draft for Best Current Practice (please comment)
On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Dr. Jeffrey Race wrote:
> >Are you proposing that ARIN revoke certain resources (assignments,
> >allocations, ASNs, etc) under certain conditions to influence
> >certain behaviors (decreasing SPAM propagation)?
> Yes! It is the only way proven to ensure good behavior among the
> refractory and the negligent. It gets their attention. Initially
> Why not and what can be done? It is an obvious loophole in the
> system from the point of view of a sociologist of group behavior.
> If the Motor Vehicle Registry can't revoke licenses for abuse,
> of course the drivers will ignore the rules.
The state can revoke a license under authority of the law.
Vocal anti-spammers can't even agree as to what exactly constitutes the
various types of unsolicited email. I can't see how we can expect to
draft a proposal that goes above any law in this country and expect ARIN
to have the resources to enforce it.
Your original post (possibly the first bullet point) suggested that ISPs
*prevent* this type of abuse. What solutions can you offer that will
allow an ISP to prevent spam?