|Re: Showdown with USA Over Internet Control|
|Mark Crispin (MRC@CAC.Washington.EDU)|
Wed, 30 Nov 2005 16:17:35 -0800
I know that I am making a mistake by contradicting the tin-foil hat crowd |
in public, but this latest bit of nonsense from Scott and Pat was far over
On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Scott Dorsey wrote:
> The same thing that SRI did, before ICANN existed. Disconnect sites
SRI *never* managed the Internet (or the ARPAnet before it). The only
The management of the network was in the hands of the US Department of
The National Science Foundation (NSF) took over that authority when
NSF presently took itself out of the loop in favor of for-profit
Then nobody ran the network.
> Very simple. The reason that spam exists is because some ISPs permit it.
People who use such phrases as "very simple" tend to have more hot air
> Shutting off connectivity to kornet and thrunet would about halve
Not just bullshit, but irresponsible and smacking of racist bigotry.
MCI is #1, more than two and a half times greater than #2 (SBC). Kornet
More to the point,
> If ICANN took spam seriously, backbone sites would have to.
More bullshit. ICANN has no authority to decide who is or is not
Much of the paranoia about the US government and the Internet has been
The US government will not pull the plug on Iran or North Korea, much
It needs to be emphasized to the international community (who have
> Yes. [ICANN] can say "your service is not appropriate and therefore we
Please point to the clause in ICANN's charter from the US DOC that
> JUST like Postel did with problem customers back in the days when he
I knew Jon Postel personally. He did no such thing.
> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: __Thank you very much__ for speaking
Pat, take off your tin foil hat. It isn't shielding you from the
By using TELECOM as your personal political forum, you are ruining its
> I have said time and time again that spam could be cut
Repeating nonsense "time and time again" does not make it true.
-- Mark --
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: How _very_ typical it is, that when
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