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From SM ...@resistor.net>
Subject Re: Discussion side point: levels of Trust
Date Thu, 12 Jun 2008 20:37:06 GMT
Hi John,
At 13:07 12-06-2008, John Hardin wrote:
>That's not the "what" that you're measuring with the probability 
>factor, that's the "how" you're measuring it.

Right.  It's been a long day.  I'll refrain from elaborating or else 
I'll say another blunder. :-)

>Was the OP _not_ talking about "trust" in the only context that SA 
>uses it, then? If so, that's what prompted my comment.

I was responding to the subject.

>I don't see how "does/does not forge headers" can be anything but 
>binary, thus rendering

That's binary.

>a discussion of levels of trust meaningless in that context. 
>"Probability of spamming" may be a useful metric to judge a host 
>(witness the effectiveness of DNSBLs), but when discussing SA we 
>should not use the term "trust" to refer to that concept.

Agreed.

Regards,
-sm 


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