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Re: Need the quote and the author

1997-09-08 05:34:09
I think this may be an echo of an old message.  In any case, while it's 
not the first occurance of this, it's documented in RFC 1958, 
Architectural Principles of the Internet.


On Sun, 7 Sep 1997, Jacob Palme wrote: 

Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 17:18:29 +0200
From: Jacob Palme <jpalme(_at_)dsv(_dot_)su(_dot_)se>
To: Edward M Greshko <Edward(_dot_)M(_dot_)Greshko(_at_)cdc(_dot_)com>, 
Subject: Re: Need the quote and the author

At 07.27 +0800 97-07-11, Edward M Greshko wrote:

Of course this is not quite related to SMTP......

There is a quote by someone from a time long ago which goes along the
lines of being conservative in what you generate and liberal in what you
receive.  In other words, make sure that you follow the specs to the
letter in what you generate, however try to deal with anything reasonable
that you can anticipate being thrown your way.

I need to know the exact quote and the author.  If it is documented
someplace that would be "nice" too.

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