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Re: FEDORA net etiquette



On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:05:22 -0400
"Michael H. Warfield" <mhw WittsEnd com> wrote:

> > Which is still (more-or-less) addressed by headers.
> 
> 	Not.
> 
> 	Not at all.
> 
> 	Not even at first blush.
> 
> 	If they were, we could deal with spam a lot easier.
> 
> 	If they were, we wouldn't need SPF or Domain Keys, which nobody is
> implementing to any effective depth.

I think you're carrying the issue to a depth beyond what's actually under
discussion.

If we were making business deals, creating legal agreements of some kind, then
I agree that pgp signing and the like is probably a good idea.

But.

This is a technical mailing list, and a relatively high-volume one at that.  I
think there is a different level of, shall we say, vigilance required on a
technical mailing list than there would be on some kind of a high-security
operation.

The mailing list itself should absolutely be operated in a relatively secure
manner to prevent spam and the like.  But within the list itself, I don't think
it's necessary to go to great lengths to provide a mechanism for
non-repudiation. If someone posts something and it wasn't me, I'll tell you
that it wasn't me if it's important and if someone asks.  That doesn't require
a digital signature.

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