[internetworkers] Re: Intellectual Rights Kills Anti-Spam Measure
Lance A. Brown
lance at bearcircle.net
Mon Sep 27 18:17:40 EDT 2004
Tom Boucher wrote:
> There was that, and if I recall it also required you to sign a license
> that went completely against open source stuff so Apache, and others
> wouldn't support it. So basically it ended up being Microsoft and the
> spammers wanting it.
Some of the FOSS groups didn't like it, and some did. The Apache Group
objected to the Microsoft IP provisions while Sendmail, Inc. already has
a freely-available sendmail milter implemenation of Sender-ID available.
Basically, Sender-ID is SPF, Sender Policy Framework, combined with
Microsoft's Caller-ID technology. I'm not sure what Caller-ID adds to
the mix, but SPF is a way to publish which IP addresses are authorized
to send email for a particular DNS domain. The only really good use of
SPF is to prevent Joe-Job attacks. It doesn't do anything very useful
for run-of-the-mill spam.
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