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Re: SMTP Transferred-By-Reference

2007-11-14 06:34:06

John C Klensin wrote:
But, in fairness to the proposal, the general idea has one advantage.  If
one is concerned about source / originator identity and authentication,
having to make a real-time direct connection back to the sender's
repository permits thinking about much stronger methods than, e.g., header

I'm pretty sure it permits nothing stronger at all.

So I need you to provide some detail.

I'll also note that a mechanism with this much cost -- especially at the
infastructure -- needs a proof-positive guarantee that it will provide
benefits, and not just that it makes benefits possible.


  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking