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brad at shub-internet.org
Fri Mar 9 08:45:20 CET 2007
At 1:04 AM -0600 3/9/07, Brad Knowles quoted Herman Privyhum:
>> http://xrl.us/u8pf (Link to www.exim.org)
> So Phil says that he runs a trustworthy IDENT server on his box.
BTW, that article is eight years old now. Eight years in "real" time
is over five Internet generations. We were still working on Web 0.9
at the time, much less Web 2.0.
RFC 2780 was published in March of 2000. RFC 4856 was just recently
published, in February of 2007. That's 2076 RFCs published since
Phil's article was originally posted.
Thanks mostly to the Hobbes Internet Timeline (see
<http://www.zakon.org/robert/internet/timeline/>), we know that 2000
was the year that Internet2 backbone network deployed IPv6. The year
that Mexico finally got a fully operational connection to Internet2.
The year that the French court ruled Yahoo! must block French users
from accessing hate memorabilia in its auction site. Technologies of
the year were ASP, Napster, and DeCSS.
2001 was the year of Grid Computing and P2P. 2002 was the year of
the FBI teaming up with Terra Lycos to disseminate virtual wanted
posts across the Web portal's properties -- does anyone even remember
Terra Lycos anymore? 2003 was the year that PIR took over as the
.org registry operator, the Recording Industry Association of America
(RIAA) sued 261 individuals on 8 Sep for allegedly distributing
copyright music files over peer-to-peer networks, and VeriSign
deployed a wildcard service (Site Finder) into the .com and .net TLDs
causing much confusion as URLs with invalid domains are redirected to
a VeriSign page. 2004 was the year that Network Solutions began
offering 100 year domain registration, VeriSign Naming and Directory
Service (VNDS) began updating all 13 .com/.net authoritative name
servers in near real-time vs. twice each day, and the Internet Worm
called MyDoom (or Novarg), spread through Internet servers. 2005 was
the year that YouTube.com was launched.
Estimates of the size of the Internet, by year:
Growth factor = 439286364/72398092 = 6.06765
According to the wikipedia page at
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing>, the first known example of
Phishing outside of AOL didn't occur until June of 2001. I quote:
By 2004, phishing was recognized as fully industrialized, in
the sense of an economy of crime: specializations emerged on
a global scale and provided components for cash which were
assembled into a finished attack.
I'm sorry. I don't see how Phil's views from eight years ago on this
subject are relevant to how computer systems should be operated in
this modern world.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>, Consultant & Author
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