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Title : A Practice for Revoking Posting Rights to IETF mailing lists
Author(s) : M. Rose
Filename : draft-mrose-ietf-posting-04.txt
Pages : 13
Date : 2003-12-2
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.
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