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Re: Processing after the end of DATA

2010-08-09 22:31:59

A big timeout doesn't mean that one can takes lots of time, but it might explain where someone got the idea that they *could* take lots of time.

    Tony Hansen

On 8/9/2010 8:40 PM, Dave CROCKER wrote:

On 8/9/2010 5:36 PM, Tony Hansen wrote:
On the flip side is this: DATA Termination: 10 Minutes.

I can understand thinking that this is a 'flip' side, but as I recall, there was different intent that drove the two-three rules.

The core problem with doing any serious processing after crlf.crlf is that it can take an unbounded amount of time, plus Internet delays can get interesting. All of which can run things up to the timeout when that's not intended.

A big timeout is not meant to mean that one can take lots of time...