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RE: BDAT, RFC 3030 protocol clarification?

2003-06-16 09:31:39

Do I hear an emerging consensus to clarify in the harmony with the pipelining 
standard?  I see three points to clarify:

        1) Servers must accept the state-change into receiving BDAT command and 
associated message data even with no valid RCPT TO recipients or problems with 
the MAIL FROM command.
        2) Servers must send a 4XX or 5XX in response to a BDAT if it can't 
accept for any reason, incluing having no valid recipients.
        3) Servers MAY choose to terminate the TCP connection rather than drink 
(then expell) a big gulp from a pipelining client.  Clients must interpret the 
returned status codes and do the right thing (not send that message again, or 

Greg V.