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2005-05-31 05:39:24

Valdis(_dot_)Kletnieks(_at_)vt(_dot_)edu wrote:

And there *was* general acceptance of the concept that the
Sendmail could connect to whatever MX destinations it wanted

No problem with a permanent Internet connection.  Without it -
only UUCP, or Internet connections on demand, both of course
not free - the smarthost concept had technical reasons.

the concept of a 'smarthost' was merely to make the
sysadmin's job easier, not for any innate technical reason...

Crash mail, modem, poll frequency, pathalias, world map, etc.,
forgotten, or did you never meet the persons paying the bills ?

                      Bye, Frank

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