[mailto:owner-ietf-smtp(_at_)mail(_dot_)imc(_dot_)org] On Behalf Of Hector
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: Mail Data termination
If you don't get caught up with the "Windows-hate" comments (and
incorrect assumptions about Windows), try to catch on that the
technology employed in Windows is a direction for some of the *nix
flavors. But the above is not about windows, but how Unix is trying to
catch up! <g>
I didn't say anything about any specific operating system, nor am I
interested in engaging such a dialog.
What I did say is that if the OS (or indeed, the SMTP server) where you're
seeing this can't tolerate a few idle connections hanging around, I'd start
wondering if it's capable of operating at Internet scale and might benefit
from a design review.
At any rate, I agree with John Klensin's comment that this isn't a problem
with the RFCs, so I think it's time to let this thread die.