[mailto:owner-ietf-smtp(_at_)mail(_dot_)imc(_dot_)org] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:44 AM
To: SMTP Discussion
Subject: Re: FW: I-D Action: draft-kucherawy-received-state-00.txt
The issue I have trouble with is the fact that a Received: field is
added as an *event* and doesn't correspond to a *state*.
I guess it would help if it were made clear whether the "state"
is being entered into or being exited when the Received: field is
The introduction says:
This memo registers a new optional clause that can be used in trace
fields to indicate that a message entered such a special processing
queue for some period. This allows analysis to reveal that the cause
for a time gap in trace fields was an imposed delay rather than one
caused by transient technical difficulties.
It sounds like if we changed "entered" to "has entered", that would resolve it
I note that currently Received: fields are commonly added where the
From and By values are the same which I presume is used to indicate
some sort of internal queue transition. I would hope that this option
would allow me to get a better picture of the processing steps
Sure, this memo doesn't proscribe that at all.