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Re: clarification re 2821, s4.1.4

2002-08-17 13:39:33

on 8/17/2002 3:33 PM Keith Moore wrote:
 An SMTP server MAY verify that the domain name parameter in the EHLO
 command actually corresponds to the IP address of the client. 

the last thing we need is to give people more excuses to implement
stupid policies.

The excerpt you cited is extracted verbatim from current 2821 text.

The opportunity to be stupid comes in the text I added, although I will
point out that it is a MAY not a SHOULD. Operators MAY be as dumb as they
want to be.

Eric A. Hall                              
Internet Core Protocols