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Re: CBV systems - was Re: SMTP Extensions - proper peply code for disabled commands

2004-01-15 13:35:18


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Valdis(_dot_)Kletnieks(_at_)vt(_dot_)edu>
To: "Hector Santos" <winserver(_dot_)support(_at_)winserver(_dot_)com>
Cc: <ietf-smtp(_at_)imc(_dot_)org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: CBV systems - was Re: SMTP Extensions - proper peply code for
disabled commands

Have you ruled out the possibility that some popular spamming software
simply
gets confused and blows chunks if it sees a 220 banner in a funny format?

Sure I considered it.    I did not rule it out.

A final test would of been to the put the words in a one line 220 response.
At the moment, the main line is not configurable, just extra lines.

But whose is at fault here?  I hate throwing the phrase around,  but their
"software is broken."  <g>

These is the type of thing I am talking about.  We need to enforce policy
(allow software to be more restrictive) if we are going even begin to see
any success in controlling the abuse of the transport system.

-- 
Hector Santos, Santronics Software, Inc.
http://www.santronics.com