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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-arun-ncc-smtp-02.txt

2005-04-08 02:17:38

Hi Keith,

It is definately backward compatiable as there is a Extended SMTP header (NCC) that also needs to be in place for the NCC processing to proceed.

Keith Moore wrote:

On Tue April 5 2005 15:30, Internet-Drafts(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org wrote:
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.

        Title           : Ncc in Mail Header
        Author(s)       : A. Sankar
        Filename        : draft-arun-ncc-smtp-02.txt
        Pages           : 4
        Date            : 2005-4-5
This draft presents a mechanism to simplify one of the cumbersome aspects of mailing, when one needs to send mails only to a subset of mail-ids from an alias [ALIAS] . The basic intention is only to minimize the complication and difficulty of a mail user when a mail needs to be sent to n - m mail IDs i.e. send it to a group Id of n and exclude m
from the alias [ALIAS] list.

A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
As the draft lacks any indication of where discussion should take
place, I'm sending these comments to the author and the IETF discussion
list, with informational copies to the ietf-822 and ietf-smtp lists.

All of your comments miss the most important points - namely that this
proposal breaks layering and it isn't backward compatible with the installed base. For those reasons alone there's no way that this
proposal should be seriously considered.



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