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Re: Stealth Blocking
From: "Jeremy T. Bouse" <undrgrid () Toons UnderGrid net>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 20:39:00 -0700

Mike Batchelor was said to been seen saying:
Sorry, I just have to respond to this.  If the solution to the open relay
problem is to make all users/customers upgrade their mail software so that
SMTP AUTH can be used instead, then why not extend this idea to its logical
conclusion and stop using IPv4?  Just do it, it's only a software upgrade,
after all, same as upgrading to MUAs that support SMTP AUTH.  IPv6 would
probably help make a bigger dent in the spam problem than MAPS ever will.

        I'm quite sure you meant for this to be some wise-ass comment so
I hate to disappoint you when I tell you my internal network is already
been upgraded to IPv6 at this time and welcome it globally as I assist to
do so.

        As for upgrading how many people are using a version of IE less than
4.0 these days? IIRC Outlook Express that came with IE 4.0 support SMTP AUTH.
As due many other very popular MUAs.

        I take it you also still design your websites for version 3.0 and
earlier browsers. Is it that hard to think that upgrades in the name of
better security are not a *WISE* and *PRUDENT* move rather than leaving 
your frontdoor unlocked while you go out to the convience store?


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