joelja at bogus.com
Sun May 8 14:40:06 EDT 2011
On 4/28/11 12:07 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> In message <9511.1304008691 at marajade.sandelman.ca>,
>> Closed, meaning it won't send email outside of it (except, perhaps to
>> other RIRs systems). If you aren't a POC, then you have no business
>> talking to other POCs, to keep out the spam. This would be a small
>> admission that Internet email via MX is dead (and I hate that idea), but
>> it would make life easier.
> You comments assume that spam is what causes contact e-mail addresses
> to be virtually or actually aliases to /dev/null.
> That may be true in some cases, but my guess is that in the vast majority
> of cases POCcontact at some.place.tld isn't going to any live humans simply
> because the bean counters and the Golden Slacks types have taken over
> the world, and reading POC e-mail has been determined not to represent a
> profit center, and that thus, dealing with that e-mail has been pushed down
> to the lowest level of the work priority queue.
Realistically, if you don't notice a prefix of yours being hijacked (and
advertised) for the purpose of sending spam it's unlikely that prefix
has much in the way of operational significance to your organization. If
the prefix has gone dark and the contacts are stale is that surprising
under the circumstances?
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