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

2007-04-10 04:10:46

Tony Finch wrote:
On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Hector Santos wrote:
I would like to suggest one paragraph wording after the final paragraph in

   Only the final or last reply-code is important in a multiline
   response. The client MUST use the final line as the ultimate
   server response.  It is possible for a server to use a
   preliminary reply code 150- as part of multiline response
   with a final non-continuation completion code.

Absolutely not. This is way too new and experimental for this revision,
and utterly unsupported by running code.

If you want to define a 150 response, write a proper ESMTP service

It really has nothing to do with experiments or too new in the field or whether there are a few running codes exploring this.

The questions are:

  - Must all the reply codes be the same?
  - If not, the final return code (last line) is valid code?
  - 150 SHOULD/MUST NOT be used without extended status codes?

MUST or SHOULD or MUST/SHOULD NOT (pick one) this revision answer these fundamental specification questions about the multi-line server responses?

Obviously, since you reject, I shouldn't be surprise if the cogs will too.


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