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Re: IETF SMTP Working Group Proposal at

  • From: Brad Knowles
  • Date: Thu Aug 22 18:51:41 2002

At 12:45 PM +0100 2002/08/22, Ian Cooper wrote:

 That's all well and good until said ISP's upstream servers go
 slow/break/take an age to deliver a message you can deliver
 from your own host immediately.  [It also doesn't scale
 particularly well]
I didn't see any scalability problems when I was running the mail servers at AOL. At least, not on this side.

 I thought I was buying *Internet* access anyway... shouldn't
 that mean I have the right to talk which hosts I want on which
 port I want?
Just because you bought bargain-basement lowest-possible-cost Internet access doesn't mean that you bought the right to set up whatever servers you want and to have completely and totally unfettered access.

If you want completely unrestricted access, then you should be prepared to pay extra for it. If you don't like that policy, you can always go somewhere else.

Brad Knowles, <>

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