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From adam@hermes-grp.com Sun Nov 10 22:30:02 2002
Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.admin.net-abuse.email
Subject: RFD: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting moderated
Followup-To: news.groups
Message-ID: <1036966873.852@isc.org>
Approved: newgroups-request@isc.org
Archive-Name: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 22:21:13 UTC
Lines: 178
Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:11834 news.groups:420645 news.admin.net-abuse.email:1351540

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
          moderated group news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
world-wide moderated Usenet newsgroup news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting.
This is not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.
Procedural details are below.

Newsgroup line:
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting	Blocklist issues. (Moderated)

RATIONALE: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

The increasing use and popularity of methods to propagate and query a
list of data in an attempt to reduce network abuse has given rise to the
need for a group specifically devoted to the discussion of their use and
administration. These methods include dns-based blocklists (DNSBL),
right-hand side blocklists (RHSBL,) among others.

Historically, blocklists have long been used by local administrators to
regularize the habits of not only their local users, but the outside world,
at their local hosts and networks.  Recently, the use of centrally
controlled lists has gained a measure of acceptance, notably in their use
to reduce unsolicited bulk email, commonly known as "spam."  This practice
of blocking traffic from insecure sites, sites believed to have bad
policies in place, or sites hosting known abusers has grown in favor.
This conclusion follows not only from the large number of distributed or
queryable lists in use today, but from the ways in which they are used.
Blocklists are no longer used only to  prevent spam.

Current forums in which discussions of these topics are held attract many
contributors whose strong dislike of network abuse and its perpetrators
results in the drowning out of more quietly-stated views with which they
may be in disagreement. As a result, new readers of these groups are often
faced with a bewildering cacophony of advice, ill-conceived technical
information, and outright flames. Far from contributing to the reduction
of abuse, this actually contribute to its perpetuation by driving away the
very participants who have entered the group for assistance. In
particular, news.admin.net-abuse.email has been overwhelmed by the volume
of discussion of blocklist-related topics.  It is hoped that the new group
will serve as a more focussed forum for these discussions, thereby
returning n.a.n-a.e to the purpose stated in its charter as "a forum for
discussion of possible abuses of e-mail."

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting will exist as an alternative forum where
interested parties may exchange views and information in a civil
manner. It is anticipated that not only adminstrators with comments,
questions, and observations on the use of blocklists, but also those
affected by their use (e.g., those whose addresses are listed in
blocklists, and abuse personnel) will find such a forum useful, and that
the discussions in the group will yield benefits not only to
administrators, abuse personnel, and those who find their addresses
listed, but to the internet community itself, by focussing attention
solely on blocklist issues, promoting calm, rational, informed discussion
of those issues, and in the end contributing to the reduction of network
abuse.


CHARTER: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is a newsgroup devoted to discussion
of subjects related to the use, administration, and effects of
blocklists in ameliorating the problem of unsolocited bulk email and
other unwanted or abusive network traffic. Any topic which is especially
of interest to those maintaining, using, or affected by blocklists
is welcome in this group.

The nature of the topic is such that expressions of anger and frustration
are expected, but vulgarity, ad hominem attacks, unwarranted generalisations
and non-productive displays of pique (however elegantly worded,) will be
rejected at the discretion of the moderators. Rejected articles will be
returned to the author. Where practicable, the moderator may include advice
on how to revise the article to better meet the criteria for acceptance.

In general, the moderators will not reject articles based on content, but
only on tone and language. However, some content may be deemed unsuitable.
Examples of content-related criteria for rejection may include ad hominem
attacks, repetitive expositions of largely identical arguments, and non-
informative expressions of opinion on the viability of one or another
list, method, provider, or listed entity. The focus will be on
information.

Although discussions in the group may focus on one or another listing in a
specific blocklist, the advice and opinions expressed in the group should
not be taken as authoritative for any listing or list. Maintainers of
various lists use their own various criteria, and may or may not be
influenced by postings in the group, however well-informed or accurate.

All messages removed by unauthorized cancels will be automatically reposted
by Dave the Resurrector or a similar program, or at the discretion of a group
moderator. Spams, gateway spews, and other attacks on the system itself will
be removed as appropriate, following standard Usenet guidelines.

Binary files will not be approved for posting in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting, with the exception of PGP signatures.

The following are sample topics which will be addressed in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting:

    Blocklist creation and maintenence
    Nomination and delisting procedures
    Criteria used in listings
    Discussions of blocklist listings
    Effects of blocklist use on spam volume
    Other technologies for propagation and querying of a list
    New uses for blocklists

Cross-posting articles to news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is not
allowed.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

Moderators:

Moderator: Kelly Molloy <kelly@uppitychick.net>
Moderator: David Romerstein <moderator@romerstein.dynodns.net>
Moderator: Jim Seymour <2x4@cluestick.org>
Moderator: Matt Tway <bl@rscubed.com>
Moderator: Larry M. Smith <SgtChains@fahq2.org>
Moderator: Scott Hazen Mueller  <scott@zorch.sf-bay.org>
Moderator: Dave Lugo <dlugo@etherboy.com>
Moderator: WD Baseley <wbaseley@mindspring.com>

Additional moderators are still being sought.

Moderation will be performed using the Secure Team-based Usenet Moderation
Program (STUMP) or similar technology, which will be supplied by Scott
Hazen Mueller. Where practicable, the following procedures will be
followed by the moderation team:

 - The moderators will maintain the tone of discourse so as to minimize the
 heated discussions to which the subject often leads.

- Although moderators themselves may have strong opinions on the efficacy,
 application, or side-effects of one or another blocklist or other method
 of reducing spam, they are expected to refrain from allowing such
 opinions to influence their approval or rejection of articles.

 - The moderators may use the tools provided (now or in the future) to aid
 in moderation of the group.  These may include "white lists," "black
 lists," keywording of headers, and word-filtering.

 - Moderators will be added to or removed from the team by a 2/3 majority
 vote. In the case of a vote for removal, the moderator under review will
 not be permitted to vote.

END MODERATOR INFO.

PROCEDURE:

This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase of
the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroup should be
raised and resolved.  The discussion period will continue for a minimum of
21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this proposal is posted to
news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call For Votes (CFV) may be posted
by a neutral vote taker if the discussion warrants it.  Please do not
attempt to vote until this happens.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and "How to
Format and Submit a New Group Proposal".  Please refer to these documents
(available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have any questions about the
process.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups
news.admin.net-abuse.email

Proponent: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Proponent: Jim Seymour <nanaeb-rfd@LinxNet.com>

From adam@hermes-grp.com Wed Nov 13 03:00:02 2002
Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.admin.net-abuse.email
Subject: 2nd RFD: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting moderated
Followup-To: news.groups
Message-ID: <1037155526.15421@isc.org>
Supersedes: <1036966873.852@isc.org>
Approved: newgroups-request@isc.org
Archive-Name: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 02:45:26 UTC
Lines: 194
Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:11836 news.groups:421367 news.admin.net-abuse.email:1352923

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
          moderated group news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

[ Note:  This RFD is posted to supersede <1036966873.852@isc.org> because
  yours truly can't count expiration dates properly, and therefore
  mistakenly submitted a brandnew RFD originally instead of a 2nd issue
  one.

                                              - piranha, n.a.n moderator ]

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
world-wide moderated Usenet newsgroup news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting.
This is not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.
Procedural details are below.

Newsgroup line:
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting	Blocklist issues. (Moderated)

CHANGES from previous RFD:

- Name changed from news.admin.net-abuse.email.blocklists
  to news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting
- Exception to no binaries rule made for PGP signatures
- Rationale expanded to include additional history
- Charter expanded to clarify approval criteria
- Moderator approval changed to 2/3 majority

RATIONALE: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

The increasing use and popularity of methods to propagate and query a
list of data in an attempt to reduce network abuse has given rise to the
need for a group specifically devoted to the discussion of their use and
administration. These methods include dns-based blocklists (DNSBL),
right-hand side blocklists (RHSBL,) among others.

Historically, blocklists have long been used by local administrators to
regularize the habits of not only their local users, but the outside world,
at their local hosts and networks.  Recently, the use of centrally
controlled lists has gained a measure of acceptance, notably in their use
to reduce unsolicited bulk email, commonly known as "spam."  This practice
of blocking traffic from insecure sites, sites believed to have bad
policies in place, or sites hosting known abusers has grown in favor.
This conclusion follows not only from the large number of distributed or
queryable lists in use today, but from the ways in which they are used.
Blocklists are no longer used only to  prevent spam.

Current forums in which discussions of these topics are held attract many
contributors whose strong dislike of network abuse and its perpetrators
results in the drowning out of more quietly-stated views with which they
may be in disagreement. As a result, new readers of these groups are often
faced with a bewildering cacophony of advice, ill-conceived technical
information, and outright flames. Far from contributing to the reduction
of abuse, this actually contribute to its perpetuation by driving away the
very participants who have entered the group for assistance. In
particular, news.admin.net-abuse.email has been overwhelmed by the volume
of discussion of blocklist-related topics.  It is hoped that the new group
will serve as a more focussed forum for these discussions, thereby
returning n.a.n-a.e to the purpose stated in its charter as "a forum for
discussion of possible abuses of e-mail."

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting will exist as an alternative forum where
interested parties may exchange views and information in a civil
manner. It is anticipated that not only adminstrators with comments,
questions, and observations on the use of blocklists, but also those
affected by their use (e.g., those whose addresses are listed in
blocklists, and abuse personnel) will find such a forum useful, and that
the discussions in the group will yield benefits not only to
administrators, abuse personnel, and those who find their addresses
listed, but to the internet community itself, by focussing attention
solely on blocklist issues, promoting calm, rational, informed discussion
of those issues, and in the end contributing to the reduction of network
abuse.


CHARTER: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is a newsgroup devoted to discussion
of subjects related to the use, administration, and effects of
blocklists in ameliorating the problem of unsolocited bulk email and
other unwanted or abusive network traffic. Any topic which is especially
of interest to those maintaining, using, or affected by blocklists
is welcome in this group.

The nature of the topic is such that expressions of anger and frustration
are expected, but vulgarity, ad hominem attacks, unwarranted generalisations
and non-productive displays of pique (however elegantly worded,) will be
rejected at the discretion of the moderators. Rejected articles will be
returned to the author. Where practicable, the moderator may include advice
on how to revise the article to better meet the criteria for acceptance.

In general, the moderators will not reject articles based on content, but
only on tone and language. However, some content may be deemed unsuitable.
Examples of content-related criteria for rejection may include ad hominem
attacks, repetitive expositions of largely identical arguments, and non-
informative expressions of opinion on the viability of one or another
list, method, provider, or listed entity. The focus will be on
information.

Although discussions in the group may focus on one or another listing in a
specific blocklist, the advice and opinions expressed in the group should
not be taken as authoritative for any listing or list. Maintainers of
various lists use their own various criteria, and may or may not be
influenced by postings in the group, however well-informed or accurate.

All messages removed by unauthorized cancels will be automatically reposted
by Dave the Resurrector or a similar program, or at the discretion of a group
moderator. Spams, gateway spews, and other attacks on the system itself will
be removed as appropriate, following standard Usenet guidelines.

Binary files will not be approved for posting in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting, with the exception of PGP signatures.

The following are sample topics which will be addressed in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting:

    Blocklist creation and maintenence
    Nomination and delisting procedures
    Criteria used in listings
    Discussions of blocklist listings
    Effects of blocklist use on spam volume
    Other technologies for propagation and querying of a list
    New uses for blocklists

Cross-posting articles to news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is not
allowed.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

Moderators:

Moderator: Kelly Molloy <kelly@uppitychick.net>
Moderator: David Romerstein <moderator@romerstein.dynodns.net>
Moderator: Jim Seymour <2x4@cluestick.org>
Moderator: Matt Tway <bl@rscubed.com>
Moderator: Larry M. Smith <SgtChains@fahq2.org>
Moderator: Scott Hazen Mueller  <scott@zorch.sf-bay.org>
Moderator: Dave Lugo <dlugo@etherboy.com>
Moderator: WD Baseley <wbaseley@mindspring.com>

Additional moderators are still being sought.

Moderation will be performed using the Secure Team-based Usenet Moderation
Program (STUMP) or similar technology, which will be supplied by Scott
Hazen Mueller. Where practicable, the following procedures will be
followed by the moderation team:

 - The moderators will maintain the tone of discourse so as to minimize the
 heated discussions to which the subject often leads.

 - Although moderators themselves may have strong opinions on the efficacy,
 application, or side-effects of one or another blocklist or other method
 of reducing spam, they are expected to refrain from allowing such
 opinions to influence their approval or rejection of articles.

 - The moderators may use the tools provided (now or in the future) to aid
 in moderation of the group.  These may include "white lists," "black
 lists," keywording of headers, and word-filtering.

 - Moderators will be added to or removed from the team by a 2/3 majority
 vote. In the case of a vote for removal, the moderator under review will
 not be permitted to vote.

END MODERATOR INFO.

PROCEDURE:

This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase of
the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroup should be
raised and resolved.  The discussion period will continue for a minimum of
21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this proposal is posted to
news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call For Votes (CFV) may be posted
by a neutral vote taker if the discussion warrants it.  Please do not
attempt to vote until this happens.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and "How to
Format and Submit a New Group Proposal".  Please refer to these documents
(available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have any questions about the
process.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups
news.admin.net-abuse.email

Proponent: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Proponent: Jim Seymour <nanaeb-rfd@LinxNet.com>

From adam@hermes-grp.com Thu Jan 23 22:30:23 2003
Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.admin.net-abuse.email
Subject: 3rd RFD: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting moderated
Followup-To: news.groups
Message-ID: <1043360855.43609@isc.org>
References: <1037155526.15421@isc.org>
Approved: newgroups-request@isc.org
Archive-Name: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 22:27:36 UTC
Lines: 187
Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:11872 news.groups:425474 news.admin.net-abuse.email:1402808

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
          moderated group news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
world-wide moderated Usenet newsgroup news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting.
This is not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.
Procedural details are below.

Newsgroup line:
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting	Blocklist issues. (Moderated)

CHANGES from previous RFD:

- No binaries rule reinstated without exceptions
- New moderator added
- Sample topics added to demonstrate equanimity
- Crossposting permitted at moderator discretion

RATIONALE: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

The increasing use and popularity of methods to propagate and query a
list of data in an attempt to reduce network abuse has given rise to the
need for a group specifically devoted to the discussion of their use and
administration. These methods include dns-based blocklists (DNSBL),
right-hand side blocklists (RHSBL,) among others.

Historically, blocklists have long been used by local administrators to
regularize the habits of not only their local users, but the outside world,
at their local hosts and networks.  Recently, the use of centrally
controlled lists has gained a measure of acceptance, notably in their use
to reduce unsolicited bulk email, commonly known as "spam."  This practice
of blocking traffic from insecure sites, sites believed to have bad
policies in place, or sites hosting known abusers has grown in favor.
This conclusion follows not only from the large number of distributed or
queryable lists in use today, but from the ways in which they are used.
Blocklists are no longer used only to  prevent spam.

Current forums in which discussions of these topics are held attract many
contributors whose strong dislike of network abuse and its perpetrators
results in the drowning out of more quietly-stated views with which they
may be in disagreement. As a result, new readers of these groups are often
faced with a bewildering cacophony of advice, ill-conceived technical
information, and outright flames. Far from contributing to the reduction
of abuse, this actually contribute to its perpetuation by driving away the
very participants who have entered the group for assistance. In
particular, news.admin.net-abuse.email has been overwhelmed by the volume
of discussion of blocklist-related topics.  It is hoped that the new group
will serve as a more focussed forum for these discussions, thereby
returning n.a.n-a.e to the purpose stated in its charter as "a forum for
discussion of possible abuses of e-mail."

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting will exist as an alternative forum where
interested parties may exchange views and information in a civil
manner. It is anticipated that not only administrators with comments,
questions, and observations on the use of blocklists, but also those
affected by their use (e.g., those whose addresses are listed in
blocklists, and abuse personnel) will find such a forum useful, and that
the discussions in the group will yield benefits not only to
administrators, abuse personnel, and those who find their addresses
listed, but to the internet community itself, by focussing attention
solely on blocklist issues, promoting calm, rational, informed discussion
of those issues, and in the end contributing to the reduction of network
abuse.


CHARTER: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is a newsgroup devoted to discussion
of subjects related to the use, administration, and effects of
blocklists in ameliorating the problem of unsolicited bulk email and
other unwanted or abusive network traffic. Any topic which is especially
of interest to those maintaining, using, or affected by blocklists
is welcome in this group.

The nature of the topic is such that expressions of anger and frustration
are expected, but vulgarity, ad hominem attacks, unwarranted generalisations
and non-productive displays of pique (however elegantly worded,) will be
rejected at the discretion of the moderators. Rejected articles will be
returned to the author. Where practicable, the moderator may include advice
on how to revise the article to better meet the criteria for acceptance.

In general, the moderators will not reject articles based on content, but
only on tone and language. However, some content may be deemed unsuitable.
Examples of content-related criteria for rejection may include ad hominem
attacks, repetitive expositions of largely identical arguments, and non-
informative expressions of opinion on the viability of one or another
list, method, provider, or listed entity. The focus will be on
information.

Although discussions in the group may focus on one or another listing in a
specific blocklist, the advice and opinions expressed in the group should
not be taken as authoritative for any listing or list. Maintainers of
various lists use their own various criteria, and may or may not be
influenced by postings in the group, however well-informed or accurate.

All messages removed by unauthorized cancels will be automatically reposted
by Dave the Resurrector or a similar program, or at the discretion of a group
moderator. Spams, gateway spews, and other attacks on the system itself will
be removed as appropriate, following standard Usenet guidelines.

Binary files will not be approved for posting in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting.

The following are sample topics which will be addressed in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting:

    Blocklist creation and maintenance
    Nomination and delisting procedures
    Criteria used in listings
    Pros and cons of DNSBL usage
    Reduction of "false positives"
    Discussions of blocklist listings
    Effects of blocklist use on spam volume
    Other technologies for propagation and querying of a list
    New uses for blocklists

Cross-posting articles to news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is not
allowed; exceptions may be made at the discretion of the moderators,
as for example in the case of FAQ's.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

Moderators:

Moderator: Kelly Molloy <kelly@uppitychick.net>
Moderator: David Romerstein <moderator@hanov3r.com>
Moderator: Jim Seymour <2x4@cluestick.org>
Moderator: Matt Tway <bl@rscubed.com>
Moderator: Larry M. Smith <SgtChains@fahq2.org>
Moderator: Scott Hazen Mueller  <scott@zorch.sf-bay.org>
Moderator: Dave Lugo <dlugo@etherboy.com>
Moderator: WD Baseley <wbaseley@mindspring.com>
Moderator: Gary Callison <huey@interaccess.com>

Moderation will be performed using the Secure Team-based Usenet Moderation
Program (STUMP) or similar technology, which will be supplied by Scott
Hazen Mueller. Where practicable, the following procedures will be
followed by the moderation team:

 - The moderators will maintain the tone of discourse so as to minimize the
 heated discussions to which the subject often leads.

- Although moderators themselves may have strong opinions on the efficacy,
 application, or side-effects of one or another blocklist or other method
 of reducing spam, they are expected to refrain from allowing such
 opinions to influence their approval or rejection of articles.

 - The moderators may use the tools provided (now or in the future) to aid
 in moderation of the group.  These may include "white lists," "black
 lists," keywording of headers, and word-filtering.

 - Moderators will be added to or removed from the team by a 2/3 majority
 vote. In the case of a vote for removal, the moderator under review will
 not be permitted to vote.

END MODERATOR INFO.

PROCEDURE:

This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase of
the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroup should be
raised and resolved.  The discussion period will continue for a minimum of
21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this proposal is posted to
news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call For Votes (CFV) may be posted
by a neutral vote taker if the discussion warrants it.  Please do not
attempt to vote until this happens.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and "How to
Format and Submit a New Group Proposal".  Please refer to these documents
(available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have any questions about the
process.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups
news.admin.net-abuse.email

Proponent: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Proponent: Jim Seymour <nanaeb-rfd@LinxNet.com>

From usenet Wed Jun 18 04:33:49 2003
Path: shelby.stanford.edu!newsfeed.stanford.edu!news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.admin.net-abuse.email
Subject: 4th RFD: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting moderated
Followup-To: news.groups
Message-ID: <1050942599.12788@isc.org>
Approved: newgroups-request@isc.org
Archive-Name: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 16:29:59 +0000
Lines: 184
Xref: shelby.stanford.edu news.announce.newgroups:9317 news.groups:442100 news.admin.net-abuse.email:1456920

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
          moderated group news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
world-wide moderated Usenet newsgroup news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting.
This is not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time.
Procedural details are below.

Newsgroup line:
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting	Blocklist issues. (Moderated)

CHANGES from previous RFD:

- Refresher RFD

RATIONALE: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

The increasing use and popularity of methods to propagate and query a
list of data in an attempt to reduce network abuse has given rise to the
need for a group specifically devoted to the discussion of their use and
administration. These methods include dns-based blocklists (DNSBL),
right-hand side blocklists (RHSBL,) among others.

Historically, blocklists have long been used by local administrators to
regularize the habits of not only their local users, but the outside world,
at their local hosts and networks.  Recently, the use of centrally
controlled lists has gained a measure of acceptance, notably in their use
to reduce unsolicited bulk email, commonly known as "spam."  This practice
of blocking traffic from insecure sites, sites believed to have bad
policies in place, or sites hosting known abusers has grown in favor.
This conclusion follows not only from the large number of distributed or
queryable lists in use today, but from the ways in which they are used.
Blocklists are no longer used only to  prevent spam.

Current forums in which discussions of these topics are held attract many
contributors whose strong dislike of network abuse and its perpetrators
results in the drowning out of more quietly-stated views with which they
may be in disagreement. As a result, new readers of these groups are often
faced with a bewildering cacophony of advice, ill-conceived technical
information, and outright flames. Far from contributing to the reduction
of abuse, this actually contribute to its perpetuation by driving away the
very participants who have entered the group for assistance. In
particular, news.admin.net-abuse.email has been overwhelmed by the volume
of discussion of blocklist-related topics.  It is hoped that the new group
will serve as a more focussed forum for these discussions, thereby
returning n.a.n-a.e to the purpose stated in its charter as "a forum for
discussion of possible abuses of e-mail."

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting will exist as an alternative forum where
interested parties may exchange views and information in a civil
manner. It is anticipated that not only administrators with comments,
questions, and observations on the use of blocklists, but also those
affected by their use (e.g., those whose addresses are listed in
blocklists, and abuse personnel) will find such a forum useful, and that
the discussions in the group will yield benefits not only to
administrators, abuse personnel, and those who find their addresses
listed, but to the internet community itself, by focussing attention
solely on blocklist issues, promoting calm, rational, informed discussion
of those issues, and in the end contributing to the reduction of network
abuse.


CHARTER: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is a newsgroup devoted to discussion
of subjects related to the use, administration, and effects of
blocklists in ameliorating the problem of unsolicited bulk email and
other unwanted or abusive network traffic. Any topic which is especially
of interest to those maintaining, using, or affected by blocklists
is welcome in this group.

The nature of the topic is such that expressions of anger and frustration
are expected, but vulgarity, ad hominem attacks, unwarranted generalisations
and non-productive displays of pique (however elegantly worded,) will be
rejected at the discretion of the moderators. Rejected articles will be
returned to the author. Where practicable, the moderator may include advice
on how to revise the article to better meet the criteria for acceptance.

In general, the moderators will not reject articles based on content, but
only on tone and language. However, some content may be deemed unsuitable.
Examples of content-related criteria for rejection may include ad hominem
attacks, repetitive expositions of largely identical arguments, and non-
informative expressions of opinion on the viability of one or another
list, method, provider, or listed entity. The focus will be on
information.

Although discussions in the group may focus on one or another listing in a
specific blocklist, the advice and opinions expressed in the group should
not be taken as authoritative for any listing or list. Maintainers of
various lists use their own various criteria, and may or may not be
influenced by postings in the group, however well-informed or accurate.

All messages removed by unauthorized cancels will be automatically reposted
by Dave the Resurrector or a similar program, or at the discretion of a group
moderator. Spams, gateway spews, and other attacks on the system itself will
be removed as appropriate, following standard Usenet guidelines.

Binary files will not be approved for posting in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting.

The following are sample topics which will be addressed in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting:

    Blocklist creation and maintenance
    Nomination and delisting procedures
    Criteria used in listings
    Pros and cons of DNSBL usage
    Reduction of "false positives"
    Discussions of blocklist listings
    Effects of blocklist use on spam volume
    Other technologies for propagation and querying of a list
    New uses for blocklists

Cross-posting articles to news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is not
allowed; exceptions may be made at the discretion of the moderators,
as for example in the case of FAQ's.

END CHARTER.

MODERATOR INFO: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

Moderators:

Moderator: Kelly Molloy <kelly@uppitychick.net>
Moderator: David Romerstein <moderator@hanov3r.com>
Moderator: Jim Seymour <2x4@cluestick.org>
Moderator: Matt Tway <bl@rscubed.com>
Moderator: Larry M. Smith <SgtChains@fahq2.org>
Moderator: Scott Hazen Mueller  <scott@zorch.sf-bay.org>
Moderator: Dave Lugo <dlugo@etherboy.com>
Moderator: WD Baseley <wbaseley@mindspring.com>
Moderator: Gary Callison <huey@interaccess.com>

Moderation will be performed using the Secure Team-based Usenet Moderation
Program (STUMP) or similar technology, which will be supplied by Scott
Hazen Mueller. Where practicable, the following procedures will be
followed by the moderation team:

 - The moderators will maintain the tone of discourse so as to minimize the
 heated discussions to which the subject often leads.

- Although moderators themselves may have strong opinions on the efficacy,
 application, or side-effects of one or another blocklist or other method
 of reducing spam, they are expected to refrain from allowing such
 opinions to influence their approval or rejection of articles.

 - The moderators may use the tools provided (now or in the future) to aid
 in moderation of the group.  These may include "white lists," "black
 lists," keywording of headers, and word-filtering.

 - Moderators will be added to or removed from the team by a 2/3 majority
 vote. In the case of a vote for removal, the moderator under review will
 not be permitted to vote.

END MODERATOR INFO.

PROCEDURE:

This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes.  In this phase of
the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroup should be
raised and resolved.  The discussion period will continue for a minimum of
21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this proposal is posted to
news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call For Votes (CFV) may be posted
by a neutral vote taker if the discussion warrants it.  Please do not
attempt to vote until this happens.

All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.

This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and "How to
Format and Submit a New Group Proposal".  Please refer to these documents
(available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have any questions about the
process.

DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups
news.admin.net-abuse.email

Proponent: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Proponent: Jim Seymour <nanaeb-rfd@LinxNet.com>

From usenet Wed Jun 18 04:33:49 2003
Path: shelby.stanford.edu!newsfeed.stanford.edu!nntp.cs.ubc.ca!cyclone.bc.net!sjc70.webusenet.com!news.webusenet.com!news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: David E. Smith <dave@technopagan.org>
Reply-To: nanabvote@technopagan.org
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.admin.net-abuse.email
Subject: CFV: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting moderated
Followup-To: poster
Message-ID: <1052882679.534@isc.org>
Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers
Approved: newgroups-request@isc.org
Expires: 5 Jun 2003 00:00:00 GMT
Archive-Name: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 03:24:39 +0000
Lines: 245
Xref: shelby.stanford.edu news.announce.newgroups:9325 news.groups:442520 news.admin.net-abuse.email:1475660

                     FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
          moderated group news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

Newsgroups line:
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting	Discussion of ip-based blocklisting. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 4 Jun 2003.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions
about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Proponent: Jim Seymour <nanaeb-rfd@LinxNet.com>
Votetaker: David E. Smith <dave@technopagan.org>


RATIONALE: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

The increasing use and popularity of methods to propagate and query a
list of data in an attempt to reduce network abuse has given rise to the
need for a group specifically devoted to the discussion of their use and
administration. These methods include dns-based blocklists (DNSBL),
right-hand side blocklists (RHSBL,) among others.

Historically, blocklists have long been used by local administrators to
regularize the habits of not only their local users, but the outside world,
at their local hosts and networks.  Recently, the use of centrally
controlled lists has gained a measure of acceptance, notably in their use
to reduce unsolicited bulk email, commonly known as "spam."  This practice
of blocking traffic from insecure sites, sites believed to have bad
policies in place, or sites hosting known abusers has grown in favor.
This conclusion follows not only from the large number of distributed or
queryable lists in use today, but from the ways in which they are used.
Blocklists are no longer used only to  prevent spam.

Current forums in which discussions of these topics are held attract many
contributors whose strong dislike of network abuse and its perpetrators
results in the drowning out of more quietly-stated views with which they
may be in disagreement. As a result, new readers of these groups are often
faced with a bewildering cacophony of advice, ill-conceived technical
information, and outright flames. Far from contributing to the reduction
of abuse, this actually contribute to its perpetuation by driving away the
very participants who have entered the group for assistance. In
particular, news.admin.net-abuse.email has been overwhelmed by the volume
of discussion of blocklist-related topics.  It is hoped that the new group
will serve as a more focussed forum for these discussions, thereby
returning n.a.n-a.e to the purpose stated in its charter as "a forum for
discussion of possible abuses of e-mail."

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting will exist as an alternative forum where
interested parties may exchange views and information in a civil
manner. It is anticipated that not only administrators with comments,
questions, and observations on the use of blocklists, but also those
affected by their use (e.g., those whose addresses are listed in
blocklists, and abuse personnel) will find such a forum useful, and that
the discussions in the group will yield benefits not only to
administrators, abuse personnel, and those who find their addresses
listed, but to the internet community itself, by focussing attention
solely on blocklist issues, promoting calm, rational, informed discussion
of those issues, and in the end contributing to the reduction of network
abuse.

CHARTER: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is a newsgroup devoted to discussion
of subjects related to the use, administration, and effects of
blocklists in ameliorating the problem of unsolicited bulk email and
other unwanted or abusive network traffic. Any topic which is especially
of interest to those maintaining, using, or affected by blocklists
is welcome in this group.

The nature of the topic is such that expressions of anger and frustration
are expected, but vulgarity, ad hominem attacks, unwarranted generalisations
and non-productive displays of pique (however elegantly worded,) will be
rejected at the discretion of the moderators. Rejected articles will be
returned to the author. Where practicable, the moderator may include advice
on how to revise the article to better meet the criteria for acceptance.

In general, the moderators will not reject articles based on content, but
only on tone and language. However, some content may be deemed unsuitable.
Examples of content-related criteria for rejection may include ad hominem
attacks, repetitive expositions of largely identical arguments, and non-
informative expressions of opinion on the viability of one or another
list, method, provider, or listed entity. The focus will be on
information.

Although discussions in the group may focus on one or another listing in a
specific blocklist, the advice and opinions expressed in the group should
not be taken as authoritative for any listing or list. Maintainers of
various lists use their own various criteria, and may or may not be
influenced by postings in the group, however well-informed or accurate.

All messages removed by unauthorized cancels will be automatically reposted
by Dave the Resurrector or a similar program, or at the discretion of a group
moderator. Spams, gateway spews, and other attacks on the system itself will
be removed as appropriate, following standard Usenet guidelines.

Binary files will not be approved for posting in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting.

The following are sample topics which will be addressed in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting:

    Blocklist creation and maintenance
    Nomination and delisting procedures
    Criteria used in listings
    Pros and cons of DNSBL usage
    Reduction of "false positives"
    Discussions of blocklist listings
    Effects of blocklist use on spam volume
    Other technologies for propagation and querying of a list
    New uses for blocklists

Cross-posting articles to news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is not
allowed; exceptions may be made at the discretion of the moderators,
as for example in the case of FAQ's.

Moderation will be performed using the Secure Team-based Usenet Moderation
Program (STUMP) or similar technology, which will be supplied by Scott
Hazen Mueller. Where practicable, the following procedures will be
followed by the moderation team:

 - The moderators will maintain the tone of discourse so as to minimize the
 heated discussions to which the subject often leads.

 - Although moderators themselves may have strong opinions on the efficacy,
 application, or side-effects of one or another blocklist or other method
 of reducing spam, they are expected to refrain from allowing such
 opinions to influence their approval or rejection of articles.

 - The moderators may use the tools provided (now or in the future) to aid
 in moderation of the group.  These may include "white lists," "black
 lists," keywording of headers, and word-filtering.

 - Moderators will be added to or removed from the team by a 2/3 majority
 vote. In the case of a vote for removal, the moderator under review will
 not be permitted to vote.

END CHARTER.


MODERATOR INFO: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

Moderator: Kelly Molloy <kelly@uppitychick.net>
Moderator: David Romerstein <moderator@hanov3r.com>
Moderator: Jim Seymour <nanaeb-rfd@LinxNet.com>
Moderator: Matt Tway <bl@rscubed.com>
Moderator: Larry M. Smith <SgtChains@fahq2.org>
Moderator: Scott Hazen Mueller  <scott@zorch.sf-bay.org>
Moderator: Dave Lugo <dlugo@etherboy.com>
Moderator: WD Baseley <wbaseley@mindspring.com>
Moderator: Gary Callison <huey@interaccess.com>
Administrative contact address: adam@hermes-grp.com
Article submission address: ins@nanab.org

END MODERATOR INFO.


IMPORTANT VOTING PROCEDURE NOTES: READ THIS BEFORE VOTING

The purpose of a Usenet vote is to determine the genuine interest in
reading the proposed newsgroup, and soliciting votes from uninterested
parties defeats this purpose.  Do *not* distribute this CFV;  instead,
direct people to the official CFV as posted to news.announce.newgroups.
Distributing specific voting instructions or pre-marked copies of
this CFV is considered vote fraud.

This is a public vote:  All email addresses, names and votes will be
listed in the final RESULT post.  The name used may be either a real
name or an established Usenet handle.

At most one vote is allowed per person or per account.  Duplicate
votes will be resolved in favor of the most recent valid vote.

Voters must mail their ballots directly to the votetaker.  Anonymous,
forwarded, or proxy votes are not valid, nor are votes mailed from
WWW/HTML/CGI forms (which should not exist).  Votes from nonexistent
accounts or with munged, spam-blocked, or undeliverable addresses are
invalid and will NOT be counted.

Please direct any questions to the votetaker at <dave@technopagan.org>


HOW TO VOTE:

Extract the ballot from the CFV by deleting everything before and after
the "BEGINNING OF BALLOT" and "END OF BALLOT" lines.  Don't worry about
the spacing of the columns or any quote characters (">") that your
reply inserts.  Please, DO NOT send the entire CFV back to me!

Fill in the ballot as shown below.  Please provide your real name
(or established Usenet handle) and indicate your desired vote in the
appropriate locations inside the ballot.

Examples of how to properly indicate your vote:

  [ YES     ]  example.yes.vote
  [ NO      ]  example.no.vote
  [ ABSTAIN ]  example.abstention
  [ CANCEL  ]  example.cancellation

DO NOT modify, alter or delete any information in this ballot!
If you do, the voting software will probably reject your ballot.

When finished, MAIL the vote to <nanabvote@technopagan.org>
Just "replying" to this message should work, but check the "To:" line.
Votes mailed to any other email address, including that of the votetaker,
will NOT be counted.

If you do not receive an acknowledgment of your vote within three
days contact the votetaker about the problem.  You are responsible
for reading your ack and making sure your vote is registered correctly.

If these instructions are unclear, please consult the Introduction to
Usenet Voting or the Usenet Voting FAQ at http://www.stanford.edu/~neilc/uvv.

======== BEGINNING OF BALLOT: Delete everything before this line =======
.-----------------------------------------------------------------------
| 1ST CALL FOR VOTES: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting
| Official Usenet Voting Ballot [NANAB-42-1] (Do not remove this line!)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
| Please provide your real name, or your vote may be rejected. Established
| Usenet handles are also acceptable.  Place ONLY your name (ie. do NOT
| include your e-mail address or any other information; ONLY your name)
| after the colon on the following line:

Voter Name:

| Insert YES, NO, ABSTAIN, or CANCEL inside the brackets for each
| newsgroup listed below (do not delete the newsgroup name):

 Your Vote   Newsgroup
 ---------   -----------------------------------------------------------
[         ]  news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

======== END OF BALLOT: Delete everything after this line ==============


DISTRIBUTION:

This CFV will be posted to the following newsgroups:

news.announce.newgroups
news.groups
news.admin.net-abuse.email

From usenet Wed Jun 18 04:33:49 2003
Path: shelby.stanford.edu!newsfeed.stanford.edu!news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: David E. Smith <dave@technopagan.org>
Reply-To: nanabvote@technopagan.org
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.admin.net-abuse.email
Subject: 2nd CFV: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting moderated
Followup-To: poster
Message-ID: <1054051110.26213@isc.org>
Supersedes: <1052882679.534@isc.org>
Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers
Approved: newgroups-request@isc.org
Expires: 5 Jun 2003 00:00:00 GMT
Archive-Name: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 15:58:30 +0000
Lines: 266
Xref: shelby.stanford.edu news.announce.newgroups:9327 news.groups:442838 news.admin.net-abuse.email:1486761

                      LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
          moderated group news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

Newsgroups line:
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting	Discussion of ip-based blocklisting. (Moderated)

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 4 Jun 2003.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions
about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Proponent: Jim Seymour <nanaeb-rfd@LinxNet.com>
Votetaker: David E. Smith <dave@technopagan.org>


RATIONALE: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

The increasing use and popularity of methods to propagate and query a
list of data in an attempt to reduce network abuse has given rise to the
need for a group specifically devoted to the discussion of their use and
administration. These methods include dns-based blocklists (DNSBL),
right-hand side blocklists (RHSBL,) among others.

Historically, blocklists have long been used by local administrators to
regularize the habits of not only their local users, but the outside world,
at their local hosts and networks.  Recently, the use of centrally
controlled lists has gained a measure of acceptance, notably in their use
to reduce unsolicited bulk email, commonly known as "spam."  This practice
of blocking traffic from insecure sites, sites believed to have bad
policies in place, or sites hosting known abusers has grown in favor.
This conclusion follows not only from the large number of distributed or
queryable lists in use today, but from the ways in which they are used.
Blocklists are no longer used only to  prevent spam.

Current forums in which discussions of these topics are held attract many
contributors whose strong dislike of network abuse and its perpetrators
results in the drowning out of more quietly-stated views with which they
may be in disagreement. As a result, new readers of these groups are often
faced with a bewildering cacophony of advice, ill-conceived technical
information, and outright flames. Far from contributing to the reduction
of abuse, this actually contribute to its perpetuation by driving away the
very participants who have entered the group for assistance. In
particular, news.admin.net-abuse.email has been overwhelmed by the volume
of discussion of blocklist-related topics.  It is hoped that the new group
will serve as a more focussed forum for these discussions, thereby
returning n.a.n-a.e to the purpose stated in its charter as "a forum for
discussion of possible abuses of e-mail."

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting will exist as an alternative forum where
interested parties may exchange views and information in a civil
manner. It is anticipated that not only administrators with comments,
questions, and observations on the use of blocklists, but also those
affected by their use (e.g., those whose addresses are listed in
blocklists, and abuse personnel) will find such a forum useful, and that
the discussions in the group will yield benefits not only to
administrators, abuse personnel, and those who find their addresses
listed, but to the internet community itself, by focussing attention
solely on blocklist issues, promoting calm, rational, informed discussion
of those issues, and in the end contributing to the reduction of network
abuse.

CHARTER: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is a newsgroup devoted to discussion
of subjects related to the use, administration, and effects of
blocklists in ameliorating the problem of unsolicited bulk email and
other unwanted or abusive network traffic. Any topic which is especially
of interest to those maintaining, using, or affected by blocklists
is welcome in this group.

The nature of the topic is such that expressions of anger and frustration
are expected, but vulgarity, ad hominem attacks, unwarranted generalisations
and non-productive displays of pique (however elegantly worded,) will be
rejected at the discretion of the moderators. Rejected articles will be
returned to the author. Where practicable, the moderator may include advice
on how to revise the article to better meet the criteria for acceptance.

In general, the moderators will not reject articles based on content, but
only on tone and language. However, some content may be deemed unsuitable.
Examples of content-related criteria for rejection may include ad hominem
attacks, repetitive expositions of largely identical arguments, and non-
informative expressions of opinion on the viability of one or another
list, method, provider, or listed entity. The focus will be on
information.

Although discussions in the group may focus on one or another listing in a
specific blocklist, the advice and opinions expressed in the group should
not be taken as authoritative for any listing or list. Maintainers of
various lists use their own various criteria, and may or may not be
influenced by postings in the group, however well-informed or accurate.

All messages removed by unauthorized cancels will be automatically reposted
by Dave the Resurrector or a similar program, or at the discretion of a group
moderator. Spams, gateway spews, and other attacks on the system itself will
be removed as appropriate, following standard Usenet guidelines.

Binary files will not be approved for posting in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting.

The following are sample topics which will be addressed in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting:

    Blocklist creation and maintenance
    Nomination and delisting procedures
    Criteria used in listings
    Pros and cons of DNSBL usage
    Reduction of "false positives"
    Discussions of blocklist listings
    Effects of blocklist use on spam volume
    Other technologies for propagation and querying of a list
    New uses for blocklists

Cross-posting articles to news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is not
allowed; exceptions may be made at the discretion of the moderators,
as for example in the case of FAQ's.

Moderation will be performed using the Secure Team-based Usenet Moderation
Program (STUMP) or similar technology, which will be supplied by Scott
Hazen Mueller. Where practicable, the following procedures will be
followed by the moderation team:

 - The moderators will maintain the tone of discourse so as to minimize the
 heated discussions to which the subject often leads.

 - Although moderators themselves may have strong opinions on the efficacy,
 application, or side-effects of one or another blocklist or other method
 of reducing spam, they are expected to refrain from allowing such
 opinions to influence their approval or rejection of articles.

 - The moderators may use the tools provided (now or in the future) to aid
 in moderation of the group.  These may include "white lists," "black
 lists," keywording of headers, and word-filtering.

 - Moderators will be added to or removed from the team by a 2/3 majority
 vote. In the case of a vote for removal, the moderator under review will
 not be permitted to vote.

END CHARTER.


MODERATOR INFO: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

Moderator: Kelly Molloy <kelly@uppitychick.net>
Moderator: David Romerstein <moderator@hanov3r.com>
Moderator: Jim Seymour <nanaeb-rfd@LinxNet.com>
Moderator: Matt Tway <bl@rscubed.com>
Moderator: Larry M. Smith <SgtChains@fahq2.org>
Moderator: Scott Hazen Mueller  <scott@zorch.sf-bay.org>
Moderator: Dave Lugo <dlugo@etherboy.com>
Moderator: WD Baseley <wbaseley@mindspring.com>
Moderator: Gary Callison <huey@interaccess.com>
Administrative contact address: adam@hermes-grp.com
Article submission address: ins@nanab.org

END MODERATOR INFO.


IMPORTANT VOTING PROCEDURE NOTES: READ THIS BEFORE VOTING

The purpose of a Usenet vote is to determine the genuine interest in
reading the proposed newsgroup, and soliciting votes from uninterested
parties defeats this purpose.  Do *not* distribute this CFV;  instead,
direct people to the official CFV as posted to news.announce.newgroups.
Distributing specific voting instructions or pre-marked copies of
this CFV is considered vote fraud.

This is a public vote:  All email addresses, names and votes will be
listed in the final RESULT post.  The name used may be either a real
name or an established Usenet handle.

At most one vote is allowed per person or per account.  Duplicate
votes will be resolved in favor of the most recent valid vote.

Voters must mail their ballots directly to the votetaker.  Anonymous,
forwarded, or proxy votes are not valid, nor are votes mailed from
WWW/HTML/CGI forms (which should not exist).  Votes from nonexistent
accounts or with munged, spam-blocked, or undeliverable addresses are
invalid and will NOT be counted.

Please direct any questions to the votetaker at <dave@technopagan.org>


HOW TO VOTE:

Extract the ballot from the CFV by deleting everything before and after
the "BEGINNING OF BALLOT" and "END OF BALLOT" lines.  Don't worry about
the spacing of the columns or any quote characters (">") that your
reply inserts.  Please, DO NOT send the entire CFV back to me!

Fill in the ballot as shown below.  Please provide your real name
(or established Usenet handle) and indicate your desired vote in the
appropriate locations inside the ballot.

Examples of how to properly indicate your vote:

  [ YES     ]  example.yes.vote
  [ NO      ]  example.no.vote
  [ ABSTAIN ]  example.abstention
  [ CANCEL  ]  example.cancellation

DO NOT modify, alter or delete any information in this ballot!
If you do, the voting software will probably reject your ballot.

When finished, MAIL the vote to <nanabvote@technopagan.org>
Just "replying" to this message should work, but check the "To:" line.
Votes mailed to any other email address, including that of the votetaker,
will NOT be counted.

If you do not receive an acknowledgment of your vote within three
days contact the votetaker about the problem.  You are responsible
for reading your ack and making sure your vote is registered correctly.

If these instructions are unclear, please consult the Introduction to
Usenet Voting or the Usenet Voting FAQ at http://www.stanford.edu/~neilc/uvv.

======== BEGINNING OF BALLOT: Delete everything before this line =======
.-----------------------------------------------------------------------
| 1ST CALL FOR VOTES: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting
| Official Usenet Voting Ballot [NANAB-42-2] (Do not remove this line!)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
| Please provide your real name, or your vote may be rejected. Established
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Votes in error -- these votes will NOT be counted. (Ironically, several
of the bounced acks failed due to blocklisting. :-)
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abuse~sgrail.org                                                  Derek Morton
   ! Ack bounced
adam~hermes-grp.com                                                Adam Brower
   ! Ack bounced
address~signature.blk                                          Jay T. Blocksom
   ! Ack bounced
JOE~OREGON.UOREGON.EDU                                           Joe St Sauver
   ! Ack bounced
ramsa~swva.net                                             Patricia A. Shaffer
   ! Ack bounced
rault4242~netzero.net                                              Werehatrack
   ! Ack bounced
rnews~river.com                                                Richard Johnson
   ! Ack bounced
usenet~tirani.net                                                       Tirani
   ! Invalid address

From usenet Wed Jun 18 04:33:49 2003
Path: shelby.stanford.edu!newsfeed.stanford.edu!news.isc.org!bounce-back
From: David E. Smith <dave@technopagan.org>
Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,news.admin.net-abuse.email
Subject: RESULT: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting passes 200:14
Followup-To: news.groups
Message-ID: <1055008705.1586@isc.org>
Supersedes: <1052882679.534@isc.org>
Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers
Approved: newgroups-request@isc.org
Archive-Name: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2003 10:58:25 -0700
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Xref: shelby.stanford.edu news.announce.newgroups:9338 news.groups:443259 news.admin.net-abuse.email:1494499

                                RESULT
   moderated group news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting passes 200:14

There were 200 YES votes and 14 NO votes, for a total of 214 valid votes.
There were 3 abstains and 11 invalid ballots.

For group passage, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid (YES and NO)
votes.   There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes.

There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted.  If no
serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the moderator of
news.announce.newgroups will create the group shortly thereafter.


Newsgroups line:
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting	Discussion of ip-based blocklisting. (Moderated)

Voting closed at 23:59:59 UTC, 4 Jun 2003.

This vote was conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions about the
proposed group should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: adam brower <adam@hermes-grp.com>
Proponent: Jim Seymour <nanaeb-rfd@LinxNet.com>
Votetaker: David E. Smith <dave@technopagan.org>


RATIONALE: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

The increasing use and popularity of methods to propagate and query a
list of data in an attempt to reduce network abuse has given rise to the
need for a group specifically devoted to the discussion of their use and
administration. These methods include dns-based blocklists (DNSBL),
right-hand side blocklists (RHSBL,) among others.

Historically, blocklists have long been used by local administrators to
regularize the habits of not only their local users, but the outside world,
at their local hosts and networks.  Recently, the use of centrally
controlled lists has gained a measure of acceptance, notably in their use
to reduce unsolicited bulk email, commonly known as "spam."  This practice
of blocking traffic from insecure sites, sites believed to have bad
policies in place, or sites hosting known abusers has grown in favor.
This conclusion follows not only from the large number of distributed or
queryable lists in use today, but from the ways in which they are used.
Blocklists are no longer used only to  prevent spam.

Current forums in which discussions of these topics are held attract many
contributors whose strong dislike of network abuse and its perpetrators
results in the drowning out of more quietly-stated views with which they
may be in disagreement. As a result, new readers of these groups are often
faced with a bewildering cacophony of advice, ill-conceived technical
information, and outright flames. Far from contributing to the reduction
of abuse, this actually contribute to its perpetuation by driving away the
very participants who have entered the group for assistance. In
particular, news.admin.net-abuse.email has been overwhelmed by the volume
of discussion of blocklist-related topics.  It is hoped that the new group
will serve as a more focussed forum for these discussions, thereby
returning n.a.n-a.e to the purpose stated in its charter as "a forum for
discussion of possible abuses of e-mail."

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting will exist as an alternative forum where
interested parties may exchange views and information in a civil
manner. It is anticipated that not only administrators with comments,
questions, and observations on the use of blocklists, but also those
affected by their use (e.g., those whose addresses are listed in
blocklists, and abuse personnel) will find such a forum useful, and that
the discussions in the group will yield benefits not only to
administrators, abuse personnel, and those who find their addresses
listed, but to the internet community itself, by focussing attention
solely on blocklist issues, promoting calm, rational, informed discussion
of those issues, and in the end contributing to the reduction of network
abuse.

CHARTER: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is a newsgroup devoted to discussion
of subjects related to the use, administration, and effects of
blocklists in ameliorating the problem of unsolicited bulk email and
other unwanted or abusive network traffic. Any topic which is especially
of interest to those maintaining, using, or affected by blocklists
is welcome in this group.

The nature of the topic is such that expressions of anger and frustration
are expected, but vulgarity, ad hominem attacks, unwarranted generalisations
and non-productive displays of pique (however elegantly worded,) will be
rejected at the discretion of the moderators. Rejected articles will be
returned to the author. Where practicable, the moderator may include advice
on how to revise the article to better meet the criteria for acceptance.

In general, the moderators will not reject articles based on content, but
only on tone and language. However, some content may be deemed unsuitable.
Examples of content-related criteria for rejection may include ad hominem
attacks, repetitive expositions of largely identical arguments, and non-
informative expressions of opinion on the viability of one or another
list, method, provider, or listed entity. The focus will be on
information.

Although discussions in the group may focus on one or another listing in a
specific blocklist, the advice and opinions expressed in the group should
not be taken as authoritative for any listing or list. Maintainers of
various lists use their own various criteria, and may or may not be
influenced by postings in the group, however well-informed or accurate.

All messages removed by unauthorized cancels will be automatically reposted
by Dave the Resurrector or a similar program, or at the discretion of a group
moderator. Spams, gateway spews, and other attacks on the system itself will
be removed as appropriate, following standard Usenet guidelines.

Binary files will not be approved for posting in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting.

The following are sample topics which will be addressed in
news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting:

    Blocklist creation and maintenance
    Nomination and delisting procedures
    Criteria used in listings
    Pros and cons of DNSBL usage
    Reduction of "false positives"
    Discussions of blocklist listings
    Effects of blocklist use on spam volume
    Other technologies for propagation and querying of a list
    New uses for blocklists

Cross-posting articles to news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting is not
allowed; exceptions may be made at the discretion of the moderators,
as for example in the case of FAQ's.

Moderation will be performed using the Secure Team-based Usenet Moderation
Program (STUMP) or similar technology, which will be supplied by Scott
Hazen Mueller. Where practicable, the following procedures will be
followed by the moderation team:

 - The moderators will maintain the tone of discourse so as to minimize the
 heated discussions to which the subject often leads.

 - Although moderators themselves may have strong opinions on the efficacy,
 application, or side-effects of one or another blocklist or other method
 of reducing spam, they are expected to refrain from allowing such
 opinions to influence their approval or rejection of articles.

 - The moderators may use the tools provided (now or in the future) to aid
 in moderation of the group.  These may include "white lists," "black
 lists," keywording of headers, and word-filtering.

 - Moderators will be added to or removed from the team by a 2/3 majority
 vote. In the case of a vote for removal, the moderator under review will
 not be permitted to vote.

END CHARTER.


MODERATOR INFO: news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting

Moderator: Kelly Molloy <kelly@uppitychick.net>
Moderator: David Romerstein <moderator@hanov3r.com>
Moderator: Jim Seymour <nanaeb-rfd@LinxNet.com>
Moderator: Matt Tway <bl@rscubed.com>
Moderator: Larry M. Smith <SgtChains@fahq2.org>
Moderator: Scott Hazen Mueller  <scott@zorch.sf-bay.org>
Moderator: Dave Lugo <dlugo@etherboy.com>
Moderator: WD Baseley <wbaseley@mindspring.com>
Moderator: Gary Callison <huey@interaccess.com>
Administrative contact address: adam@hermes-grp.com
Article submission address: ins@nanab.org

END MODERATOR INFO.


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news.admin.net-abuse.blocklisting Final Vote Ack
(To recreate the original email addresses, replace % with @)

Voted Yes
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32123%spamcop.net                                                        32123
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9cms4%qlink.queensu.ca                                            Corey Seward
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abuse%treehouse.dyndns.org                                     Admin Treehouse
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bob%cluestick.org                                                    Bob O`Bob
boblyons%umich.edu                                        Robert H. Lyons, Jr.
bouvin%daimi.au.dk                                           Niels Olof Bouvin
brian%word-to-the-wise.com           Brian McNett (usenet handle "Caveman Og")
bsbox%mindspring.com                                              Mark Garrett
buff%pobox.com                                                  William Denton
bz%chemserv.chem.lsu.edu                                              Bob Zinn
carel%xs4all.nl                                                          Carel
cathy%acornhosting.net                                           Cathy Sarisky
cfaber%fpsn.net                                                    Colin Faber
chris%kzim.com                                     Christopher Robin Zimmerman
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clare%hawthorne.me.uk                                            Clare Elliott
cn236%freenet.carleton.ca                                       Scott Delahunt
cshard%cvc.net                                                          Shelly
csmrl%bath.ac.uk                                                  Rayner Lucas
csusenet%hotmail.com                                             Cliff Stancil
c_ish%mindspring.com                                           Christopher Ish
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davidbath1%bigfoot.com                                           David E. Bath
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dioneo%hotmail.com                                                Onion Knight
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elucero%inet.cl                                                 Eduardo Lucero
erik%selwerd.nl                                                 Erik Warmelink
ermannov%despammed.com                                        Ermanno Iannacci
esa.peuha%helsinki.fi                                                Esa Peuha
Espen.Randen%rikshospitalet.no                                    Espen Randen
expategghead%hotmail.com                                        Adrian Edmonds
franck.thales%wanadoo.fr                                             Franck T.
george%george.nu                                                 George Rickle
ggw%wolves.durham.nc.us                                       Gregory Woodbury
glenn%delink.net                                                 Brian T Glenn
gniko%gniko.com                                                  Niko Mikkanen
grabiner%alumni.princeton.edu                                   David Grabiner
graham.drabble%lineone.net                                      Graham Drabble
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jbl%spamblocked.com                                                J. B. Levin
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johan%outerlimits.cx                                             Johan Haagsma
john%TheWorld.com                                                Jacmo Fenanay
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jrusling-0305%cox.net                                              Jim Rusling
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jwalz+nan%radix.net                                                 Janet Walz
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kkrueger%whoi.edu                                              Karl A. Krueger
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nospam%mialfreak.com                                           Claes Tullbrink
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pholmes%mediares.com                                    Phillip Brandon Holmes
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prickly_pdtar%att.net                                            Jim La Vergne
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rault00%earthlink.net                               Russ Ault, aka Werehatrack
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usenet.roku%gehena.demon.co.uk                                   Rex M F Smith
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warnold%vipnet.org                                                Billy Arnold
wbe%psr.com                                                     Winston Edmond
werner%ccwf.cc.utexas.edu                                               Werner
wesu%attbi.com                                            Wayne Sanders-Unrein
wimm%wimware.net                               Wim Morrison (wimm%wimware.net)
WireGuy13%aol.com                                              Gary Grossoehme
wisanr%catskill.net                                                 Dick Wisan
wiz%verinet.com                                                            Wiz
woofridge%aol.com                                                   Woof Ridge

Voted No
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alanb%digistar.com                                                  Alan Brown
cmize%goiter.com                                                    Chuck Mize
gaillard%panix.com                                                 Ed Gaillard
gprrspw%mindspring.com                                               G.P. Ryan
irenka_gra%yahoo.com                                                irenka gra
lsheldon%creighton.edu                                Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr.
mhunter%atlantic.net                                               Rob Maxwell
mountainmagic%factscanada.com                                   Jason Harrison
painmaster%canada.com                                          Michael Masters
pan%syix.com                                                               Pan
psmyth%gmx.net                                                     Peter Smyth
rolyv%bigpond.com                                             Roland Verlander
stainles%realtime.net                                             Dwight Brown
tomp%st.net.au                                                     Tom Perrett

Abstained
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axlq%spamcop.net                                                          Axlq
ernestcline%mindspring.com                                        Ernest Cline
joele%pop4.net                                                    Joel Ehrlich


Votes in error
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abuse%sgrail.org                                                  Derek Morton
   ! Ack bounced
adam%hermes-grp.com                                                Adam Brower
   ! Ack bounced
address%signature.blk                                          Jay T. Blocksom
   ! Ack bounced
daigaku%cruelmail.com                                           Andrea Rimicci
   ! Ack bounced
JOE%OREGON.UOREGON.EDU                                           Joe St Sauver
   ! Ack bounced
mikea%mikea.ath.cx                                               Mike Andrews
   ! Ack bounced
ramsa%swva.net                                             Patricia A. Shaffer
   ! Ack bounced
rault4242%netzero.net                                              Werehatrack
   ! Ack bounced
SgtChains%Chickenboner.com                                      Larry M. Smith
   ! No ballot
tpp%chickenboner.com                                             Tero Paananen
   ! Ack bounced
usenet%tirani.net                                                       Tirani
   ! Invalid address
 
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