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Maybe the IETF Won't Publish SPF and Sender-ID as Experimental RFCs After All

  • From: Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
  • Date: Thu Aug 25 21:41:12 2005

John Levine writes over on CircleID:

[snip]

Yesterday, the IESG, the group that approves RFCs for publication received an appeal from Julian Mehnle to not to publish the Sender-ID spec as an experimental RFC due to technical defects. IESG members' responses were sympathetic to his concerns, so I'd say that a Sender-ID RFC has hit a roadblock.

The problem is simple: Although Sender-ID defines a new record type, called SPF 2.0, it also says that in the absence of a 2.0 record, it uses the older SPF1 record. Since SPF and Sender-ID can use the same records, if you publish an SPF record, you can't tell whether people are using it for SPF or Sender-ID.

[snip]

http://www.circleid.com/article/1178_0_1_0_C/

- ferg


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 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
 fergdawg@netzero.net or fergdawg@sbcglobal.net
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