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Re: rfc2821bis-01 Issue 17: all contination lines must use same code

2007-04-10 09:53:46

On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Tony Hansen wrote:

I think that the real reason it worked with most clients is that it was
*not* a 2yz/3yz/4yz/5yz code, putting them into the "punt" category, and
then they looked at the last line to determine the actual code to
believe.

Actually I think the clients that were tested ignore all codes except the
last of a multiline reply so were oblivious to the use of 1yz. No
deliberate decision to punt.

The OPES team looked long and hard for a way to break out of the timeout
situation and the "150-" situation really was the best solution to get
proposed, and it actually seemed to work with current existing servers.

Sendmail and Exim will treat 1yz-... as an error.

Tony.
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