#namespace Closing date for Phase 4 is set to 12/1/2021:
I just want to point out that "podpingAuth" isn't as simple as people in that issue seem to think.
In order to know what accounts would be "authorized," one would first have to parse the feed. In order to be in any way efficient about it you'd have to store the authorized accounts.
In this way it's not an authorization mechanism. More-so it's hint to an aggregator for efficient updates (and a denial of service mitigation feature).
I would simply call it "hiveAccount"
On the contrary I think it has a place -- it would allow Dave and other aggregators to check if a podping was sent by a listed user and only pull it if so.
It's just another spam prevention mechanism on top of the list of followed users. Benefits both the index and hosts, even though it would be another column or table to store the account names.
Intended for all stake holders of podcasting who are interested in improving the eco system