[ppml] the "other" policy proposals

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Mon Apr 9 16:39:30 EDT 2007

> 2) "PGP is hard / costly to implement."  PGP is available completely
>    for free even for commercial use, one instance is at
>    http://www.gnupg.org/.  

Another is http://www.gpg4win.org/ GPG for Windows which includes a
plugin for Outlook 2003 (GPCol) amongst other things.

>    I don't believe ARIN can implement this feature for free, however
>    I do believe that it should be relatively inexpensive and easy
>    for ARIN to implement.

Also cheap and easy for those who wish to communicate with ARIN

> We need to REMOVE Mail-From entirely.  It is not secure.  I suspect
> there is already some abuse going on, and as we move to IPv4 
> exhaustion
> it will only get worse.  The sooner we start the better.

Mail-From can be secured in operation even though the protocol on its
own is not secure. For instance, ARIN could communicate through another
channel, i.e. telephone or email to a different address, to confirm
MAIL-FROM changes. They could check the source address of the SMTP
transaction. And so on.

--Michael Dillon

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