[rfc-i] Fwd: Pre-IETF RFCs to Historic (not really proposing)

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Fri Sep 16 12:54:20 PDT 2011



On 9/16/2011 12:48 PM, Fred Baker wrote:
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> On Sep 16, 2011, at 12:11 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
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>>>> Well, yes. The simplistic approach would be to provide author at ietf.org
>>>> email aliases that would forward to the current address. Or not...
>
>>> Yes, that's the most general and well-established mechanism.  It's also
>>> a strategic change, adding a long-term service that could be costly.
>
>> Plus one wonders about people pushing to get an RFC published just so
>> they can obtain a coveted @ietf.org email address.
>
> What I was thinking about was the security nightmare. If I now have yet another email address that is more likely to actually reach me than some other might, I can think of an entire industry that would like to know that. And by the way, would happily send mail *from* it.
>
> Hence the model of an introduction service that leaves me as the author in the position of choosing to engage or to not engage, and from what address I might be willing to engage.

Isn't that what a search engine already does?

Joe



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