[ietf-dkim] Who signs what
Murray S. Kucherawy
msk at cloudmark.com
Thu Sep 16 14:24:38 PDT 2010
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> From: ietf-dkim-bounces at mipassoc.org [mailto:ietf-dkim-bounces at mipassoc.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Macdonald
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:26 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ietf-dkim] Who signs what
> > How is a piece of software supposed to detect and apply that? As
> soon as you make that > allowance, then one could argue we should also
> have a heuristic to say "yahoo.co.uk" and > "yahoo.com" are related and
> should share a reputation.
> I don't think Steve is saying that you do. I believe the point is that
> people equate foo.com and a.foo.com as the same party. In many cases
> this will be true. Before I posted my message, I had someone say how
> did a.foo.com suddenly become 3rd party of foo.com? That wasn't that
> person's understanding of it nor of other folks.
We need to avoid conflating what people do when they see two strings and what computers can/will do when presented with the same data.
We can't code intuition. Thinking that we can needlessly complicates our work.
If we want to use new definitions that include specific heuristics about comparing domains and subdomains, then let's do that.
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