http://www.dotcomeon.com/ "There will be a day when folks will need to pay to transit email. "(Paul Vixie, 1998) "An organization called Vixie Enterprises, headed by founder Paul Vixie at vix.com, now effectively controls a "blackhole" list of SMTP servers that is built into new versions of sendmail, which refer directly to servers controlled by Vixie (click HERE to view the relevant sendmail source code extracted from the latest sendmail-8.11.1 and HERE to view a vendor's implementation). Under the guise of battling spam, ISPs are coerced into unconditionally obeying the Vixie prescribed setup, which dictates that an SMTP server on the Internet should be configured to only accept messages from those clients that use the ISP's local dial-up to send email! Those that do not conform to these new "rules" are blacklisted as "open relays", under the MAPS RSS project. The little MAPS charity is likely a front; for Vixie's de-facto enforcement arm is his employer, Metromedia Fiber Network (NASDAQ: MFNX), their AboveNet Internet subsidiary, and their "neutral" PAIX exchange." Guess what: the director of MFNX is nobody else than ... David Rockfeller ... who filled for MFNX bankruptcy and ask for reimbursement for the cost of producing the documents hahahaha ! Friday July 25, 2003 Faces of the Week July 21 - 25 by David Dukcevich, Forbes NEW YORK - Doers and doings in business, entertainment and technology. After six decades running the world's biggest banks, promoting American interests abroad and giving millions to charity, the last thing you would want for your golden years is to be pestered by the Securities and Exchange Commission. But that's happening to David Rockefeller. The 88-year-old financier was subpoenaed to supply documents related to an investigation of bankrupt Metromedia Fiber Network. The former chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank served as a company director from 1997 until 2001, and sat on the teleco's audit committee. The firm announced it would restate 2001 results after filing for Chapter 11 in May 2002. The SEC began investigating the Metromedia Fiber Network's revised loss of $5.36 billion a month later. Word of the subpoena was made public after Rockefeller filed court papers asking for reimbursement for the cost of producing the documents. Rockefeller could probably pay for all fees involved out of his own pocket--he has an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion.