[ih] what is and isn't the web, was Rise and Fall of the Gopher Protocol
dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Mon Aug 22 05:50:55 PDT 2016
On 8/21/2016 11:24 PM, Stephen Casner wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Aug 2016, Dave Crocker wrote:
>> Telephone calls and postal service did not (and do not) require
>> authentication before the call completes or the message is delivered.
>> Email was design with the same level of authentication as the existing
>> personal communication services, namely none.
> And for telephone calls that is proving to be a serious deficiency.
The thread is a history discussion. So I wasn't trying to comment on
the abuse issues that have been prompting efforts to change the model
over the last 10 years. (Email first, phones now.)
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