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Re: Internet Draft for flexible proxying of the mail protocols

2000-09-28 08:24:13

[I have CC'd ietf-smtp(_at_)imc(_dot_)org, as it may be a slightly more 

This puts the onus on the client to know its server.  There are other
protocols which solve this problem at various levels such as ACAP, LDAP,
and DNS SRV records.

For SMTP, the problem is solved with MX records.

For POP, the protocol is arguably dying in favor of IMAP4.

For IMAP4, have you considered RFC2193, which appears to already provide a
mechanism for the behavior you desire?

-Dan Wing

On Wed, 27 Sep 2000 20:56 +0530, Kumar Gaurav Khanna wrote:

Hello Everyone :)

I have proposed a an internet-draft take care of the problems faced
while proxying the mail (SMTP, POP3 and IMAP) protocols. I submitted
it to the IETF today. Lets see what happens... Meanwhile, kindly go
through the attached document which details the draft, discussing the
need, problems faced, and the solution suggested.

Yours Sincerely,
Kumar Gaurav Khanna

WinTools on the web -
Email: gauravkhanna(_at_)mailandnews(_dot_)com