[rfc-dist] BCP 83, RFC 3683 on A Practice for Revoking Posting Rights to IETF Mailing Lists

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        BCP 83
        RFC 3683

        Title:      A Practice for Revoking Posting Rights to IETF
                    Mailing Lists
        Author(s):  M. Rose
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Date:       March 2004
        Mailbox:    mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 15698
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-mrose-ietf-posting-04.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3683.txt


All self-governing bodies have ways of managing the scope of
participant interaction.  The IETF uses a consensus-driven process for
developing computer-communications standards in an open fashion.  An
important part of this consensus-driven process is the pervasive use
of mailing lists for discussion.  Notably, in a small number of cases,
a participant has engaged in a "denial-of-service" attack to disrupt
the consensus-driven process.  Regrettably, as these bad faith attacks
become more common, the IETF needs to establish a practice that
reduces or eliminates these attacks.  This memo recommends such a
practice for use by the IETF.

This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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