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Re: Showdown with USA Over Internet Control

Thor Lancelot Simon (
Thu, 1 Dec 2005 11:30:06 UTC

In article <>, Scott Dorsey
<> wrote:

> <> wrote:

>> So what would you have ICANN do about spam and other forms of
>> anti-social net behavior?

> The same thing that SRI did, before ICANN existed. Disconnect sites
> that refuse to control their problem customers.

SRI never did that.

There is no "internet backbone", and "backbone sites" were never
effective at cutting off access to problem sites even when most email
moved by UUCP and there _was_ such a backbone.

Thor Lancelot Simon

"The inconsistency is startling, though admittedly, if consistency is
to be abandoned or transcended, there is no problem." - Noam Chomsky

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