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The IETF

Frustrated by spam? Blame the IETF. I sure did today on their primary mailing list. I probably sparked a war :) Just in case they choose to block the post, it is here for posterity's sake.

Some guy named John wrote something that sort of triggered a lot of bottled up angst for the IETF. Partly because the IETF has turned, in the past few years, into a bunch of technically-correct drunkards. Instead of actually doing stuff at BOF (Birds of a Feather) meetings, they get drunk. Every time I receive a piece of spam, I think about how the IETF is not doing anything about it. Anyway, here is John's post and my witty reply:

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> John C Klensin wrote:
>[..]

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>> But the notion that the IETF can prevent something from happening or
>> being deployed by declining to register it, or by turning our
>> collective backs on it without any real explanation -- even at the
>> waist of the hourglass-- is, in this world, just delusional. And, if
>> that delus…