1996-12-31 - Re: Hardening lists against spam attacks

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Reply To: <Pine.3.89.9612310958.A19648-0100000@netcom16>
UTC Datetime: 1996-12-31 21:53:26 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 31 Dec 1996 13:53:26 -0800 (PST)

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 1996 13:53:26 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Hardening lists against spam attacks
In-Reply-To: <Pine.3.89.9612310958.A19648-0100000@netcom16>
Message-ID: <k6kTZD55w165w@bwalk.dm.com>
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Alan Bostick <abostick@netcom.com> writes:
> On Tue, 31 Dec 1996 ichudov@algebra.com wrote:
> > Send a number of unique tokens to each subscriber each day.  Enforce a
> > rule that only posts with valid current tokens may be accepted. The
> > number of tokens should initially be very small (say, one per day) and
> > then should be quickly increased to a sufficient number, like 10 or 20,
> > as the subscriber shows a record of using tokens properly (as defined by
> > acceptable content rules).
> >
> > A database is kept as to who was issued which tokens.
> >
> > If tokens are used improperly (to post off-topic materials) the
> > offending subscriber is denied any further tokens.
> >
> > The problem of this scheme is (besides its cost) that anonymous users
> > will not be truly anonymous.
> This scheme wouldn't necessarily map True Names to tokens; merely
> list subscriptions.  If an account at a nymserver were to subscribe,
> there would be no way to identify the account holder.
> The real problem is that there could be a lot of subscriptions
> from a site like  nymserver.bwalk.com . . . .

Dr. Grubor has proposed that homosexuals be required to identify themselves
in e-mail headers. What about banning people who identify themselves as
homosexuals (or fraudulently fail to identify themselves)?

By the way, how come it's mostly homos like Bostick who
contribute to censorship threads?


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
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