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Re: Lazy network operators
On Sun, 11 Apr 2004, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote: > NTL peers at Linx, right? I'm sure somebody's mentioned > http://www.linx.net/noncore/bcp/ube-bcp.html to them? Should anonymous use of the Internet be eliminated so all forms of abuse can be tracked and dealt with? Exception An exception to sections (2) and (3) arises in the case of a system run to deliberately hide the source of email - often called an "anon server". "Anon servers" are used to preserve anonymity where, for example, someone seeks help from a group supporting victims of abuse or wishes to express political views in a country that may punish dissent. ISPs or their customers MAY run anon servers where this is explicitly intended to be the function of the service being provided. They MUST NOT allow their standard service to provide anonymity by failing to comply with this BCP. However an anon server SHOULD NOT be capable of 'amplification' of email by expanding address lists and SHOULD have limiting mechanisms to ensure that the volume of email passing through the server cannot be unusually high without explicit system owner knowledge.