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Comments on draft-moonesamy-smtp-vrfy-ddds-00

2009-05-26 07:43:26

I don't see this draft being discussed yet, but do have a couple of 

1.  AFAIK, the only "security problem" with SMTP VRFY was information 
leakage, i.e. that it provides a simple means to check which local parts 
are valid without actually sending an e-mail.  Your proposal does the 
same, and makes it even easier.  Is my understand correct, and if so, 
what's your intent?

2.  There is no reference to the need to treat a '.' in the local part as 
part of the label, and not a label separator.  DNS guys know this, e-mail 
implementers may not...



Ray Bellis, MA(Oxon) MIET
Senior Researcher in Advanced Projects, Nominet
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