[e2e] About email domains

Detlef Bosau detlef.bosau at web.de
Sun Sep 16 12:36:53 PDT 2012

On 09/16/2012 06:43 PM, Jon Crowcroft wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM, Detlef Bosau <detlef.bosau at web.de 
> <mailto:detlef.bosau at web.de>> wrote:
>     On 09/16/2012 11:49 AM, Pars Mutaf wrote:
>         Real problem is: Who thinks that he has the right to filter
>         email to an organization designing the Internet.
>         as if Internet belonged to you ...
>     For all times, the "Internet" was proposed to be, and will not
>     work otherwise, a well behaved community. Even some of the
>     technical rules in networking are adopted from human civilization,
>     e.g. in 802.11 you have a rule "listen before talk".
>     So, it might be a viable way, to
>     first: read and listen,
>     second: ask questions and
>     third: come with well considered proposals.
>     And in general, some decency is always a good idea. (E.g. you
>     should avoid reproaches like "The IETF is blocking technolgoy".)
> looks like they are blocking spell checkers still:)

You're perfectly right.

> i've always wondered why middle boxes only do annoying things - 
> imagine if we had middle boxes that remobed bugs from programmes and 
> fixed grammar and spelling in our tweets, removed inappropriate irony, 
> sarcasm and sardonicism, and intervened in global misunderstandings - 
> truly those would herald the end of end-to-end - of course there 
> aren't enough bits in the version field in IP to accommodate the steps 
> necessary for such an intelligence design to evolve...

May I assure you our compassion. I see the problem. You're british 
(AFAIK) and so, you sit in between of these folks overseas who cannot 
speak English.
At least one thing, we Germans share with the Americans ;-)


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