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Re: Redirecting mail (Re: Throttling mail)

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Thu Mar 25 15:12:37 2004

On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 14:45:20 EST, Deepak Jain said:

> That's why network guys set up port 587 SMTP support, or ...even 
> worse... authenticated port-80 SMTP relays on an otherwise idle machine 
> in your NOC. Since its not for general consumption it doesn't need to be 
> easy or automatic as long as it works.

So you're saying that since the privileged few can work around it, it's
OK to do it to your customers who maybe aren't so privileged :)

> I have been to hotels that wouldn't allow SSH or telnet, and only 
> allowed port-80.. hence the creation of monstrous kludges on top of the 
> only open port.

And here I thought the substrate protocol for the Internet was IPv[46], not
HTTP. ;)




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