censorship process?

2001-10-27 Thread James P. Salsman
I would like to know more about the decision process involving censorship on the IETF list. About October 5th I sent a reply to a message from Cel http://ietf.org/mail-archive/ietf/Current/msg13899.html which specifically asked for any ideas to stop the solicitation from the DEPARTMENT OF

Re: Current developments in the Internet field

2001-09-06 Thread James P. Salsman
I would like to have some info about the current Internet technologies that the IETF is working on, specific to the networking field. There is an IETF working group using networks to send voicemail messages. It is called Voice Profile for Internet Messages, or VPIM, and you can learn more at:

VPIM clients

2001-08-17 Thread James P. Salsman
I asked this on the VPIM mailing list last month, but it's worth a try here on the IETF discussion list, too. There are plenty of VPIM servers -- http://www.ema.org/vpim/conformance/products.html -- but not a lot of clients yet. Are there any VPIM (RFC 2421) clients on mobile handheld

Microsoft, please protect your stacks (was Re: [ih] ... stack?)

2001-08-05 Thread James P. Salsman
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 16:32:45 -0400 From: David P. Reed [EMAIL PROTECTED] ... I suspect that there are as many *possible* exploits that don't need to execute code in the stack as there are not So, Microsoft engineers, if half of all possible exploits might be eliminated by changing

multiple culpability (was: Any value in this list ?)

2001-07-31 Thread James P. Salsman
What is more important, figuring out who first exploited a vulnerability, or preventing the vulnerability from being exploited? The former is base quibbling, unsuited for thinking human beings. But then again, the popularly (mayby even legally) elected President of the U.S. is teaching a

Re: filtering active content

2001-07-29 Thread James P. Salsman
A patch has been available that would fix SirCam *and* most other address-book viruses for a *year*, and we're still getting hosed by it. I'm told SirCam doesn't look directly in the address book; instead it searches for email addresses in stored messages and web cache files. That is why the

Re: big DDoS worm

2001-07-20 Thread James P. Salsman
Those of you with IIS servers might want to keep a close eye on them and their traffic to Sorry, the worm is attacking port 80 of, not .92 -- the target address apparently had a short enough time-to-live in its DNS cache settings, and they swaped the address

Re: Demise of the 'Internet Report'

2001-06-27 Thread James P. Salsman
Robert G. Ferrell writes: ... The U.S. government has decided that my Internet Report site, where I summarized the drafts and RFCs issued each week in tabular format, was inappropriate and even a political embarrassment because it had no direct bearing on the mission of my agency Untrue.

Re: J1

2001-06-06 Thread James P. Salsman
Who owns the J1 standard ? That is J.1 by the ITU-T ... get some more detail information about J1. See: http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/rec/j/index.html Cheers, James

RE: J1

2001-06-06 Thread James P. Salsman
are sure of that. What I mean is the notation E1/T1/J1 Sorry; those are time-division telephone trunk lines. J1 is the Japanese version of T1, with 23 telephone channels. I am sure it is cited in SS7, and belongs in ITU-T's Q-series, but there is a good chance that NTT Japan hasn't gone

Can governments forbid you from talking via IETF protocols?

2001-05-30 Thread James P. Salsman
It seems like a good idea to repeat this URL with a slightly more apropos subject line: http://www.pulver.com/hr1542 It looks like the ghost of Ma Bell, the U.S. Telecomm Association, is going after IP telephony with a vengance, and politics that probably include most of their annual

Re: money

2001-05-30 Thread James P. Salsman
... Do I calculate return using an exponential curve or the S-shaped logistics curve? Since the number of respondents is not infinite at present, but is theoretically unbounded over time, you have to use a sigmoid curve, but not this logistical sigmoid: Y = a + b / (1 + exp(-c*(X - d)))

Re: LDAP Client API in C with Notification of the end of a request

2001-05-24 Thread James P. Salsman
... The only way to check if a request is completed is to call the ldap_result() function for the messageId of each outstanding request, in a waiting or polling mode If you are compiling in an envionment that supports threads, make a new thread to call ldap_result() in waiting (blocking)

Re: perspective

2001-05-24 Thread James P. Salsman
Congratulations. You are lucky I get plenty of spam, sometimes more than 20 per day, but seriously, it only takes me about 20 seconds to ignore it all. Sometimes when I see particularly obnoxious mail, I respond to it in a way that might prevent it in the future, but that usually


2001-05-23 Thread James P. Salsman
Speaking of ietf-all, where is it archived? Cheers, James P.S. It is not the list that grenville armitage [EMAIL PROTECTED] modestly proposed.

Re: Carrier Class Gateway

2001-04-25 Thread James P. Salsman
what type of media do you propose to run ISBP over? Sailor-to-Sailor Relay Relay? Sounds like a synchronous protocol, requiring heavy use of real-time techniques such as semaphores -- http://www.anbg.gov.au/flags/semaphore.html If it were truly carrier class it would have large

Re: IPv9 ??

2001-04-18 Thread James P. Salsman
For that matter, is anyboy using 'ST Datagram', or is v5 also recoverable for re-use? According to IEN 119 -- ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/ien/ien-119.txt.1 -- of 7 September 1979: ] The state of the protocol is such that, while there are ] still details to be worked out,

OPES security issues (was Re: OPES BOF....)

2001-04-17 Thread James P. Salsman
Michael, Thank you for your twenty-two octet reply: see www.ietf-opes.org Clearly, I already did see that, as evidenced in the message to which you were replying: At 07:43 PM 4/13/2001 -0700, you wrote: ... tell us what OPES and BCDF are... In http://www.ietf-opes.org/Default.htm :

Re: OPES BOF, IETF 50. and Phillips/GSM6.10 question 2nd try

2001-04-13 Thread James P. Salsman
... tell us what OPES and BCDF are... In http://www.ietf-opes.org/Default.htm : ] ] The Open Pluggable Edge Services architecture (OPES) is defines how ] participating transit intermediaries can be extended to incorporate ] services executed on application data. The services are written to ]

Re: allowable questions (was Re www...)

2001-04-09 Thread James P. Salsman
Dave, Your reply confuses me: ... a public standards forum ... has explicit rules against such lines of discussion Which rules are you referring to? Cheers, James

Re: allowable questions (was Re www...)

2001-04-09 Thread James P. Salsman
John, Thank you for your thoughtful reply: ... You can ask anyone, WG chair or not, about their product plans and they would be very foolish to answer with anything other than a qualified (evasive, if you will) manner. You can not and probably should not get a definitive answer unless

Re: allowable questions (was Re www...)

2001-04-08 Thread James P. Salsman
:33 2001 To: "James P. Salsman" [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: allowable questions (was Re www...) --On 01-04-08 03.08 -0700 "James P. Salsman" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Suppose XYZ corporation makes popular softw

Re: IESG Response to Copyright appeal

2001-04-05 Thread James P. Salsman
Valdis, There is an easy way around your problem. ... even though I made *no* source changes, I asked (and was told) that just pointing at ftp.gnu.org for the source wasn't acceptable) Here is what the GPL says: | ... Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three |

why cellphones and VOIP telephony are equivalently evil

2001-03-22 Thread James P. Salsman
so, my conclusion? ... problems ... can be ... traced to the ... cell phone Those studying the use of cell phones for education have come to similar yet entirely sincere conclusions: http://sll.stanford.edu/projects/mobilelearning Live UDP audio has the same kinds of problems as

Re: capitulation to closed organizaions (was Re: rfc publication suggestions)

2001-03-13 Thread James P. Salsman
Scott, Thanks for your message: From slawrence virata.com Tue Mar 13 07:38:11 2001 If you think that there is a reason to tell the MUA about the source (personally, I don't see what I would do with such a thing), then argue for a new header that does that (and get mired in the

capitulation to closed organizaions (was Re: rfc publication suggestions)

2001-03-12 Thread James P. Salsman
perhaps a more useful mode of discussion would be to determine what criteria should be used for the rfc publication process and whether incremental improvements are possible, independent of encoding changes. When someone submits a new Content-disposition value or parameter registration --

Re: capitulation to closed organizaions (was Re: rfc publication suggestions)

2001-03-12 Thread James P. Salsman
Ned, Thanks for your message in reply: When someone submits a new Content-disposition value or parameter registration -- http://xml.resource.org/public/rfc/html/rfc2183.html -- the Area Directors and IESG would be best served to refrain from deferring the registration decision to secretive

Re: capitulation to closed organizaions (was Re: rfc publication suggestions)

2001-03-12 Thread James P. Salsman
Valdis, Thanks for your reply: First off, "directly from my microphone" is *highly* unlikely to be incredibly factual. No more or less so than the creation timestamp, which is almost always the first time a file was saved, sometime after it was created. It's *conceivable* that your MUA

cell phone question, again

2001-03-04 Thread James P. Salsman
Which U.S. data-enabled cellular telephones have a voice recorder with memory capable of being read by the data transceiver's CPU, if any? Also again, where is the appropriate forum for this question? (Not including industry consortia Yesterday an electronics sales, um, individual

the advocates for non-ASCII RFC's

2001-02-28 Thread James P. Salsman
Who are these people? Perhaps they are from the majority of humans who use languages written with glyphs absent from ASCII (and I don't mean Smalltalk-79.) Or maybe they have a pressing need to use the International Phonetic Alphabet entities because the "new economy" synchronous telephony

Re: Writing Internet Drafts on a Macintosh

2001-02-22 Thread James P. Salsman
Patrick, Thank you for your most helpful pointer: I recently had my first experience using the setup described by Marshall Rose in rfc2629 (Writing I-Ds and RFCs using XML) and was very pleased. You should be able to create the XML base in Word (or whatever) and use the referenced tools to

Re: An alternative to TCP (part 1)

2001-02-14 Thread James P. Salsman
So transport layer should somehow enhance the error check and/or correction mechanism. actually, I would put it in the application layer. I would have the application include some form of checksum (PGP signature, file CRC, whatever) to ensure for itself that what was sent was what was


2001-02-09 Thread James P. Salsman
... curious as to what happened to NECP. http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/wrec-charter.html http://www.netapp.com/necp http://www.circlemud.org/~jelson/writings/draft-cerpa-necp-03.txt http://www.circlemud.org/~jelson/writings/necp-ietf Found in two minutes with Google. Cheers,

ECC limits? (was RE: An alternative to TCP ...)

2001-02-09 Thread James P. Salsman
... To reach 10 Gbps, you will need a BER of 1.E-14 There are very many ways to not achieve that Are there any limits to what error correcting codes can provide? If you have 15 Gbps with a natural error rate of 1 in 100, I think you can still get better than 1 in 1e14 bit errors at


2001-02-09 Thread James P. Salsman
Slashdot has an interesting thread on the 128 kbps wide-area wireless internet service offered by Ricochet/Metricom: http://slashdot.org/articles/01/02/09/1559221.shtml Since I last reported on this list, they have apparently reduced their round-trip times from 1/2 s to about 1/5 s. So,

Re: Mail sent to midcom (fwd)

2001-02-02 Thread James P. Salsman
Lloyd, I second your request: ... unless you have a specific request for a ... IESG statement, I'd like a statement that RFC2418 will be adhered to by mailing lists. So would I. I use multiple email addresses: [local-subaddr]@bovik.org, [EMAIL PROTECTED], etc. -- like thousands of other

rule-based moderation (was Re: Mail sent to midcom (fwd))

2001-02-02 Thread James P. Salsman
Jim, Thanks for your comments: Your suggestion to automate the detection of "persistent and excessive" could work for people and would help "throttle down" those discussions that need it from time to time, but it would not protect an elist from spam. Neither does non-subscriber moderation.

NATs and peer-to-peer (was Re: [midcom]...)

2001-02-01 Thread James P. Salsman
It was ... peer-to-peer things that made the Internet popular. Yes. Before there was the web (back in the days of HOSTS.TXT and ftp clients on so few platforms that one's best efforts to convert carriage returns were often foiled), email-based file servers were popular, and they still are.

economies of scale (was Re: solution to NAT...)

2001-01-31 Thread James P. Salsman
[PPP over TCP through NATs] doesn't provide any more global address space Why create more supply when it can be so easy to reduce demand? This reminds me of California's electricity crisis. It seems the internet administration community can easily do their part for this very fundamental

Re: economies of scale (was Re: solution to NAT...)

2001-01-31 Thread James P. Salsman
Keith, You are certainly correct: We are accustomed to thinking of conservation as a Good Thing, but an effective conservation plan can actually make a system less able to cope with fluctuations in load. That reminds me of another economic analogy to a contempoary internet engineering

RE: solution to NAT and multihoming

2001-01-29 Thread James P. Salsman
If you want to be part of the global address space and you are behind a NAT box, get a PPP account outside your NAT box and connect to it with TCP or SSH or SSL or UDP or HTTP or whatever (see for example the use of PPP over telnet, in the www.ora.com Turtle PPP book.) What IPv4 NAT issue

preventing black markets in signature ability?

2001-01-17 Thread James P. Salsman
There seems to be a lot of evidence that voting anonymously (the privacy constraint) and free from fraud or accidental errors (the authenticity constraint) might not be possible to do online any better than can be done with paper ballots or specialized, auditable electronic voting machines.

internet voting -- ICANN, SmartInitiatives, etc.

2001-01-12 Thread James P. Salsman
Was the ICANN election by Instant Runoff Voting or Condorcet? The terms are defined at: http://www.fairvote.org/irv/ and: http://www.vision25.demon.co.uk/pol/votefaq.txt It is great it was by were choice ballots. As there seems to be a renewed commercial interest in election equipment, would

Postel's razor applied to ACE

2000-12-08 Thread James P. Salsman
If ACE wanted to be liberal with what it accepts, it would not insist that applications "MUST" stop with an error when it finds that the encoded string has an ASCII representation. Political decisions about uniqueness should not require everyone to have to upgrade their servers to software

Re: Will Language Wars Balkanize the Web? P.S. Eudora/PalmOS

2000-12-06 Thread James P. Salsman
Masataka Ohta and Vernon Schryver make excellent points in favor of the domain name status quo. I agree that IDN should be frozen for at least a few years to see what local domain admins and application vendors tend to do, especially since the pieces of the likely solutions (such as the

audio makes more sense than video

2000-11-28 Thread James P. Salsman
Given that audio recording and production is less expensive than video production, and audio takes less bandwidth, how about audio recordings as an alternative? Whether we use GSM 06.10 or MP3 format, it makes economic sense. Lincoln D. Stein suggests MP3:

Re: [VPIM] GSM 6.10 is public domain; audio/wav needs registered

2000-11-15 Thread James P. Salsman
Jutta, Thanks for the information: The patent I've seen investigated in connection with GSM 06.10 and Philips is the older 4,932,061 (1990) Interesting. The priority date of that one is 22 March 1985. The practice of quantizing residual exitation in LPC vocoders was not novel in 1985.

GSM 6.10 is public domain; audio/wav needs registered

2000-11-14 Thread James P. Salsman
Contrary to what people at VPIM meetings, lists, and on web pages have suggested, nobody owns any IPR on the GSM 06.10 vocodec format, or on any routines for encoding or decoding it. It was developed from published code by people who took care to publish it before it could be monopolized.

Active Voice's products: VPIM or something similar?

2000-11-10 Thread James P. Salsman
Does anyone know if Active Voice supports Internet standards? This quote is interesting: "... future versions of Unity will support Audio Messaging Interchange Specification (AMIS) as well as Voice Profile for Internet Mail (VPIM)" --

Sun's wireless (lack of) initiative

2000-10-31 Thread James P. Salsman
"With respect to Media APIs, these are expected to be pursued as devices become more capable" -- http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/community/chat/JavaLive/2000/jl1024.html I wonder how long Sun thinks it will be before handheld wireless devices "become more capable" with speakers

answer RE: Verizon Wireless IP?

2000-10-27 Thread James P. Salsman
The consensus so far is that the maximum CDPD half-duplex data transfer rate is maximum 19.2 kbps. Cheers, James

Verizon Wireless IP?

2000-10-26 Thread James P. Salsman
Does anyone know what data dransfer rates (in both directions) are typical with the Verizon/Airtouch CDPD wireless IP service? http://www.app.airtouch.com/mobile_ip/index.html Cheers, James

Re: remote participation

2000-10-20 Thread James P. Salsman
Ned, Thanks for your message. One part is very interesting: there's no substitute for F2F meetings in order to accomplish some tasks. I agree, but I would like to know which of the IESG tasks most require face-to-face meetings. If they were listed, maybe some solutions would be engineered

Re: remote participation

2000-10-20 Thread James P. Salsman
Ned, Thanks for your reply: The IESG of managing and assisting Working Groups is one of the most important tasks IESG members perform, and it cannot be done effectively from a remote location. I'm interested in the specific reasons why this is the case. You listed one: additional

remote participation

2000-10-19 Thread James P. Salsman
Is there anything in the IESG governing rules that requires any physical presence at a particular location in order to accomplish any IESG tasks? I think the IETF took a wrong turn when the first PostScript RFC was published, because that is sort of hard on those blind persons who might want

Re: mobile orthogonal to wide-area wireless

2000-10-19 Thread James P. Salsman
Mohsen, Thanks for your pointer: All of this and a great deal more is discussed in various old books, such as: - Internetwork Mobility - The CDPD Approach Taylor, Waung and Banan Prentice Hall 1996 ISBN: 0-13-209693-5 I can't find any store that seems to stock your book. What

mobile orthogonal to wide-area wireless

2000-10-18 Thread James P. Salsman
The prevailing view seems to be that wide-area wireless devices need to be "mobile" in the sense that they are able to move from one network to another. This is not the case, and maybe not even desirable. I believe that this view has led to easily avoidable delays in wireless internet

Re: Standartization of User Input for find/search engines

2000-10-14 Thread James P. Salsman
... There should also be a standard mechanism for multiple searches and complex searches "ANSI/NISO Z39.58-1992 Common Command Language for On-Line Interactive Information Retrieval." ANSI documents are generally not available for free; major university libraries often have trouble

wireless Internet in the U.S.

2000-10-13 Thread James P. Salsman
This is interesting: http://www.whitehouse.gov/library/hot_releases/October_13_2000_2.html Cheers, James

Re: cell phone audio email

2000-10-10 Thread James P. Salsman
In the U.S., the revenues of the telephone industries are about 25 times the size of those of the television and movie industries combined. In addition, when people are asked to rank the importance of their internet applications, e-mail almost always tops all the others, and syncronous

RE: cell phone audio email

2000-10-10 Thread James P. Salsman
In the U.S., the revenues of the telephone industries are about 25 times the size of those of the television and movie industries combined. Uh? According to the (US) Bureau of Economic Analysis figures for 1998, the "Telephone and telegraph" revenues represented about 2.3% of GDP, the

Re: cell phone audio email

2000-10-09 Thread James P. Salsman
For such information, ask Docomo, not IETF. There is no Docomo service in my area. Or, are you spamming IETF acting as a sales agent of Docomo? No, I'm not affiliated with any part of the cellphone business. I ask because my employer and I have multiple, specific applications for

Re: can vpn's extended to mobility

2000-09-27 Thread James P. Salsman
If IPSec adds any latency beyond startup negotiation The encryption takes some time. Some $olutions will have hardware for it, but straightforward implementations mean lots of bit-field operations, which most C compilers don't optimize very well, and some compilers on certain platforms

TCP timeout parameters and wireless (was Re: pilc minutes for IETF 48)

2000-09-20 Thread James P. Salsman
Mark, Thank you for your message: ... how does the end host figure out which situation (congestion or outage) it is in? There are two end hosts. Only one of them has a good chance of knowing, and the other doesn't usually care these days. I agree that a well-designed signaling method

Re: TCP timeout parameters and wireless (was Re: pilc minutes for IETF 48)

2000-09-20 Thread James P. Salsman
Mark, Thanks for your message: ... It is my opinion that it is a mistake to reduce the maximum RTO too low Absolutly; I'm worried that even mentioning the RTO maximum will detract attention from the maximum retransmition timeout which is the REAL problem with TCP over wireless, more

Re: Mobile Multimedia Messaging Service

2000-09-18 Thread James P. Salsman
Patrik, Thank you for your reply: ... guidelines for TCP operation during indefinite wireless link downtime I think this must be syncronized with the work of the PILC wg. See http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/pilc-charter.html Yes, the next document milestone from PLIC seems to have

Multimedia EMSD? (was Re: Mobile Multimedia Messaging Service)

2000-09-18 Thread James P. Salsman
Mohsen, Thank you for your message: A large body of work exists which addresses the Mobile Messaging area LEAP: Lightweight and Efficient Application Protocol. ... Those who want to build good things and move forward fast, can evaluate the merits of LEAP and participate in

Re: pilc minutes for IETF 48

2000-09-18 Thread James P. Salsman
Here are some questions about the plic minutes: http://pilc.grc.nasa.gov/pilc/list/archive/0967.html TCP over Wireless draft. The working group charter specifies that PILC will produce a 'TCP over Wireless' RFC that is a meta list of the existing PILC recommendations. This was

Re: pilc minutes for IETF 48

2000-09-18 Thread James P. Salsman
Reiner, Thanks for your reply: ... There seems to be a lack of understanding about the parameters involved, and most if not all of the important ones are at least touched on in the DoCoMo I-D and the documents it cites. You need to be more precise. Which parameters are you talking about?

Re: Mobile Multimedia Messaging Service

2000-09-15 Thread James P. Salsman
If there has been no charter proposed for a MMMS working group, I intend to propose one as follows. I would like to know how the Area Directors feel about the following ideas, many of which are informed by the comments of Patrik, Ned, and others in the Apps Discussion archives --

Mobile Multimedia Messaging Service

2000-09-14 Thread James P. Salsman
At the November meeting, about 90 people attended the Mobile Multimedia Messaging Service BOF: http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/99nov/46th-99nov-ietf-42.html But the mailing list has been dead: http://www.imc.org/ietf-mmms/mail-archive/threads.html MMMS-related topics seem to be fairly

Re: imode far superior to wap

2000-08-11 Thread James P. Salsman
Masataka, Seriously, I would like to get a pair of Simple Internet Phone prototype terminal adapters. You said they can be purchased. I have not been able to find any other references to them. Please explain how they can be obtained. Brijesh, In answer to your questions: What makes you

imode far superior to wap

2000-08-09 Thread James P. Salsman
Apparently WAP is collapsing, both in terms of the general opinion of engineers and pundits, and now customer revenues. The Invisible Hand needs to slap some sense into the overly-greedy WAP Forum and their all-too-pervasive accomplices. Imode is far more widely used in Japan, as it is a

end-to-end w/i-Mode? (was Re: imode far superior to wap)

2000-08-09 Thread James P. Salsman
... breaks the end-to-end model of IP (as Imode and WAP do as they are implemented today). WAP does, but apparently i-Mode does not. The i-Mode vendors claim that you can plug your laptop into your i-Mode phone in Japan (and get speeds far faster than 9600 bps on newer phones), and someone

Re: Question about the character set in HTTP-URLs

2000-08-01 Thread James P. Salsman
... Does anybody know the default codepage in URIs of HTTP? US-ASCII. Don't count on high-bit-set bytes resembling Latin-1 or even working at all on some platforms. However, there is a proposal to incorporate non-ASCII UTF-8 as (multi-)bytes as %xx :

RE: HTML forms

2000-07-23 Thread James P. Salsman
Anyone know whether Opera has microphone upload yet? More to the point, does anyone care? Well, sure, Opera probably cares whether they have a feature that Tim Berners-Lee claims is an integral part of the HTML standard, but hasn't yet been implemented by any of their competitors:

Re: wireless services

2000-07-07 Thread James P. Salsman
Aditya, Thank you for your Internet message: ... why are you segregating these voice features with web/email/WAP? I do not understand that question. My problem stems from the use of the verb "segregating" modified by "with" -- those two do not work well together. ... using WAP, we can

wireless services

2000-07-06 Thread James P. Salsman
Where, and by whom, is wireless service with the following features offered? 1. An option for incoming telephone calls to go directly to voicemail, transmitting spoken messages asynchronously to a buffer inside the telephone transceiver, using a reliable transport of high quality audio.

Wimba uses ports 4382 and 5644

2000-05-25 Thread James P. Salsman
The asynchronous audio conferencing applet at www.wimba.com uses TCP ports 4382 and 5644. Sites wishing to explore Wimba will need to allow access for TCP transmissions on those ports. Those concerned regarding security issues should note that the signed applet has been ranked in the top 1%

Re: asynchronous audio conferencing at www.wimba.com

2000-05-22 Thread James P. Salsman
Matt, Thanks for your message: As a linguistic exercise, you might reconcile this message, which you get when you refuse to grant their applets read/write/delete/execute access to all your files: In order to run the Wimba forums application, you will need to grant our applet a

Microsoft's Outlook patch

2000-05-19 Thread James P. Salsman
This page describes the Outlook patch in development: http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/2000/articles/out2ksecarticle.htm The access timer ("Provide access for {1,2,5,10...} minutes") is a great idea. I wonder where they came up with that one. :) However, their restriction on the Send

Outlook finally patched!

2000-05-16 Thread James P. Salsman
MS Makes E-mail Virus Patch By MICHAEL J MARTINEZ AP Business Writer 05/15/00 SEATTLE (AP) -- Charged with enabling easy access for computer viruses like the Love Bug, Microsoft is altering its popular Outlook e-mail software to prevent users from running any "executable'' program

RE: mail sandbox wall authority, inward and outbound

2000-05-12 Thread James P. Salsman
From: Jim Busse [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 10:11:36 -0700 I get 240 emails/day. about 15% have executable attachments, because that's the way developers use mail, we attach self-expanding zip files. My organization has about 100 people that fall into this category. First

Re: mail sandbox wall authority, inward and outbound

2000-05-12 Thread James P. Salsman
Harald, Thank you for your reply to my message: These sorts of things are less common on the more heterogeneous Unix world, but Unix mailers are just as culpable. If I wanted to be consistent, I would demand that anything I run on Unix (without a special permitted shell) which connects to

cure: queue as draft when Send called (was Re: ILOVEYOU)

2000-05-07 Thread James P. Salsman
"spyder" wrote: ... set regedit=CreateObject("WScript.Shell") set out=WScript.CreateObject("Outlook.Application") set mapi=out.GetNameSpace("MAPI") ... set male=out.CreateItem(0) male.Recipients.Add(malead) male.Subject = "ILOVEYOU" male.Body = vbcrlf"kindly check the attached LOVELETTER

ACCEPT and DEVICE (was Re: HTML forms)

2000-04-01 Thread James P. Salsman
Stephanos, Thanks for your message: ... You need detailed definitions, changes to DTDs, and more. If you have these details, it would be nice to point us all to a proposal so we know how "DEVICE" and "MAXTIME" would work. Sorry about not pointing to this document:

Re: HTML forms

2000-03-31 Thread James P. Salsman
Valdis, Thank you for your reply: When was the last time you bought a microphone/audio card for a system that didn't include at least basic software to do [recording to files]? Not too many months. Try any Linux on any of IBM's PCs with one of their soundcard/modem combinations; you'll

RE: Standards development (was HTML forms)

2000-03-31 Thread James P. Salsman
Jony, Thanks for your message: In my experience, the proper way to develop standards is to begin with a private implementation. Private? Anyone is welcome to my Mozilla mods if they will try to port them to Gecko. Most browsers already implement file upload. The only difficulty is in

Re: HTML forms

2000-03-30 Thread James P. Salsman
Harald, Thanks for your message: There is no procedure to "suspend control of aspects" of a specification, The proposal would involve ammending the registration of the text/html media type, incorporating the W3C standards extended with two attributes of the INPUT element, DEVICE and MAXTIME.

Re: HTML forms

2000-03-30 Thread James P. Salsman
Valdis, Thank you for your reply to my message: ... The W3C... constrains meaningful debate to those willing and able to pay US$50,000 per year. I agree that there was a point in the early development of web standards when that constraint was beneficial Why was it beneficial then?

HTML forms

2000-03-29 Thread James P. Salsman
Some educational software advocates and I are considering asking the IETF to suspend control of certain aspects of HTML forms from the W3C until microphone upload issues are addressed. I am very interested in any public comments and private opinions on this matter. Please follow up or reply

Re: device upload update

2000-03-15 Thread James P. Salsman
The addendum claims that input devices "shouldn't be visible in the markup" -- a position that would require the user of a web-based OCR application to select a scanner over a camera for each page of text, while a user of a teleconferencing application would need to select a camera over

Re: flying pigs considered harmful

2000-03-03 Thread James P. Salsman
Line noise transmitted the message below unattributed; my apologies to Braden McDaniel. [JPS:] The only way to obtain device upload does not even involve the INPUT tag (on Windows' MSIE, the OBJECT tag is used with an insecure "ActiveX" binary; on Netscape Navigator under Windows, the

Re: Device upload for all platforms -- the official HTML WG position

2000-03-02 Thread James P. Salsman
Dear Dr. Pemberton, Thank you for your reply: I am sure we both want to resolve this. Would you please list all the flaws of which you are aware -- with as little or as much detail as you have time for -- along with, when available, how they could be fixed? I promise you I will devote my

Re: Device upload for all platforms -- the official HTML WG position

2000-03-01 Thread James P. Salsman
Dear Dr. Pemberton, Thanks for your message: There is nothing in HTML 4 that excludes any platform. Just look at Opera, which is being implemented on BeOs, Epoc, Linux, Mac Os, OS/2 and Windows. Device upload -- of any kind -- has not yet been implemented in Opera. You know that the CTO

Re: Device upload for all platforms (why on IETF list?)

2000-03-01 Thread James P. Salsman
Paul, Thanks for your message: Why is this thread being run on the IETF mailing list? Some messages to the W3C lists described as "public" did not appear until my request for endorsements of the device upload draft appeared here. The W3C filters out messages from non-subscribers, but as

Re: Device upload for all platforms -- the official HTML WG position

2000-02-28 Thread James P. Salsman
Dear Dr. Pemberton, Thank you for your message. I hope this one gets through. Some of my email to W3C lists (e.g., www-forms) has not appeared in the archives. You state that there are comments regarding how the device upload proposal can be improved. Please publish them, with my replies

thanks and IMS Question Test Interop. announcement

2000-02-28 Thread James P. Salsman
My heartfelt thanks go out to the great number of IETF participants who have endorsed the device upload proposal. Sadly, my W3C sources tell me that there is still insufficient support for the device upload proposal within the W3C HTML Working Group. The most substantial objection to device

URGENT: W3C web form standards for device input and upload

2000-02-26 Thread James P. Salsman
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY -- especially in Mac and Linux communities Thursday evening I spoke with a member of the W3C HTML Working Group who removed all my remaining doubt that the HTML WG has any serious support for open, non-proprietary web form upload standards for non-wintel platforms. The