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Re: Last Call: draft-klensin-rfc2821bis

2008-03-25 20:14:01

    er, NO.  SMTP has no dependence on what may or may
    not exist in the DNS.  Forcing SMTP to depend on DNS
    is a huge mistake.  And yes Virginia, I plan on removing
    A rr's from my zones (eventually)

You know, that's a very interesting point. One of more common configuration
variations we see is to disable MX lookups and just use address records. (Thi

        You just overrode RFC 2821 by *disabling* the MX lookup.

        There is no reason why you can't also override RFC 2821bis
        by disabling the MX lookups and connecting directly.

        I don't see this as changing anything.


is done for a variety of reasons, most often having to do with administrative
control issues.) In an IPv6-only future world I see no reason why the need fo
this sort of configuration will vanish and I don't think having the RFCs
say it shouldn't work is a good idea.

I'm therefore changing my position from "no opinion" to "keep 2821bis the way
it is".

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