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Re: disabling SMTP

  • From: Richard Welty
  • Date: Sun Mar 28 11:01:19 2004

On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 10:22:44 -0500 (EST) Richard Welty <rwelty@averillpark.net> wrote:

i should add that i think that this proposal is a bad idea for any
number of reasons, but this cisco pix thing is very concrete
so i just wanted to get it out there.

before i write an extended explanation of why i don't like this
idea much, i'd very much like to hear some of the motivation
behind the proposal. i don't see where a client that gives EHLO
and then doesn't negotiate any options is any different from a
client that gives HELO, so i just don't see what refusing to
accept email from HELO clients is supposed to buy you.

on the server side, i don't see what refusing to send email
when you don't see ESMTP in the banner accomplishes
either.

in either case, such a policy would only last until a VP
figures out that you're responsible for his inability to
exchange email with his mistress.

richard
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Richard Welty                                         rwelty@averillpark.net
Averill Park Networking                                         518-573-7592
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