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Re: What is MAY NOT

1998-06-30 08:31:22
At 03:33 PM 6/30/98 +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
In section:

 4.2.3. Packet Length Examples
 [....]
    they literal, compressed, or encrypted. The first partial length
    MUST be at least 512 octets long. Partial Body Lengths MAY NOT be
    used for any other packet types.

I did not found MAY NOT in rfc2119 and I guess is should be replaced
by SHOULD NOT.

That looks like it was meant to be a MUST NOT, not a SHOULD NOT. That is,
under no other circumstances can you use partial body lengths.

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