Re: Damn'd fools

From: Frank da Cruz (
Date: Fri Jul 25 2003 - 10:52:32 EDT

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    Changing (and worse, recycling) 3166 Alpha-2 codes puts us in mind of
    all sorts of database-related disasters, but that's not all. Think of:

     . Top-level Internet domains. Imagine the possibilities for spoofing
       during the "transition period".

     . Postal-code country prefixes, which are programmed into postal
       sorters, post-office procedure and routing manuals, etc. Imagine
       how much mail meant for Serbia might be delivered to the Czech

    Conversely, addresses that might still have CS for Czechoslovakia, when
    passed through an updated sorter, could wind up in Serbia.

    - Frank

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