On Sun, 09 Nov 2008 23:40:43 -0500
Tony Hansen <tony@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm personally very interested in getting the format for querying DNS
> *white* lists standardized. I want to be able to use DNSWLs as part of
> *positive reputation* checking: given an *authenticated* domain name
> (say, with DKIM), can we say something positive about them beyond
> "they send email"?
> The protocol described in this draft covers both cases, both positive
> and negative checking.
> While the majority of the examples in the document concentrates on
> negative examples, the protocol *is* useful for the positive case.
> Does anyone have issues with the use of this protocol for WHITE lists?
In some sense, I have more trouble with white lists than black lists.
My concern is centralization of power. If used properly, white lists
are fine. If used improperly, they're a way to form an email cartel,
forcing organizations to buy email transit from a member of the inner
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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