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Re: rfc2821bis-01 Issue 14 Continuation of 222 greeting and Issue 15 syntax for multiline replies

2007-04-07 17:13:21

Hector, Issue 14 is about fixing the ABNF to include the case of
continuation lines in 222 greetings. There was nothing proposed about
changing any wording anywhere.

Do you have a problem with changing the ABNF?

        Tony Hansen

Hector Santos wrote:
John C Klensin wrote:

--On Friday, 06 April, 2007 23:39 -0400 Tony Hansen
<tony(_at_)att(_dot_)com> wrote:

I've also seen multi-line greetings from various servers for
several years now.

I think the trend to use multi-line greeting was begun as an
anti-zombie tactic, and the valid clients were quickly fixed.

Unless someone wants to argue this the other way, I consider
this item to be closed.  The text has been changed in the
working draft.

I'm confused. Please correct me.

Are you saying that you have included a statement in the new text that
suggest implementations intentionally use MULTI-LINE welcomes in order
to trap bad guys?

I hope not because its not the reason we offer a multi-line system
policy display.  Its not the reason AOL and others do so as well.  It is
what is, a logged system policy display and done so for legal reasons.

If there is a indirect benefit trapping bad guys who do not properly
honoring it, it is just that, a side effect benefit.  But its not the
reason for using a multi-line welcome display.


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