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RE: ARIN whois
You have just explained why you are a SysAdmin and not a business operator. The issue is not that closing them is difficult. The issue is that it will ALSO close down a legitimate business. > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of > Robert Gash > Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 12:45 PM > To: Dean Anderson > Cc: email@example.com > Subject: Re: ARIN whois > > > > Dean, perhaps I am not fully understanding your logic behind > not closing > your relays. I have been a systems administrator for 4 years > and I have > not ever found an application where I needed to leave my SMTP > relays open > to the world. I do not doubt that you have legitimate > business purposes > in mind when opening your relay, but at some point you must > decide that > legal action will be too slow to fix anything and that it > might be a good > time to close your relays to aleviate other problems. Simply > saying "I > shouldn't need locks on my doors because everyone should be > honest and never come into my house without my permission," > dosen't cut it > in this world, and I am quite sure that you have > locks on every portal to your house, so why should your SMTP > server be any > different? Taking such a stance and refusing to close your > relays is simply a foolish decision.