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  • Yes, the early RFCs included some polemics, and there were more in the mid-period of The Standards Wars. My Friend Mike [] committed some of the classics. Don was around in the early days, on the other other Project Mac project ITS [], although his earliest RFC is 1455 []. I consider him quite qualified to have an opinion on computer security, a distinction I give grudgingly to few -- he's been in the computer security and database field with the best for a very long time that I know of.

    His point, by the way, is that .sex is both bad technical art and incompetent ineffectual censorship -- it's a bandaid on a broken leg, or a blindfold that won't stay in place. Some anarcho-libertarians may prefer an ineffectual censorship to an effectual one, but some of us prefer to stand on principal and reject even useless tokens. Without major overhauls to both SMTP and DNS (dnssec is one [] of Don's several areas of work), domain names can not be trusted.


    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;