In <20041229010534(_dot_)GA2927(_at_)alatheia(_dot_)elm(_dot_)net> Alex van den
Bogaerdt <alex(_at_)ergens(_dot_)op(_dot_)het(_dot_)net> writes:
I think you're missing the point as well (although not so bad):
This may seem nitpicking but since we're going to define
a standard, it is important to get it right. If we can't
even get DNS right, how are we going to get SPF right when
it builds on DNS ?!?
Ok, I understood everything you said, I think, but I still don't see
the point that William was making. The text is:
| 1. Introduction
| The current e-mail infrastructure has the property that any host
| injecting mail into the mail system can identify itself as any domain
| name it wants.
This still seems right to me. Both MAIL FROM and HELO identities can,
and often do, identify themselves as both Fully Qualified Doman Names
(FQDN) and Unqualified Domain Names, and hosts can use whatever domain
names they want.