EMAIL != FTP
smcmahon at eiv.com
Fri May 25 15:08:37 UTC 2001
On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 10:01:52AM -0400, John Fraizer wrote:
> Have you thought about that before sending a large file via email to
John, you seem to be assuming that the transfer of files via email is
done on a whim to randomly-selected individuals around the net.
While that may be the case for a large number of people, nobody involved
in this discussion is that clueless. Hint: they'd probably have an aol.com
or msn.com email address, and no clue what NANOG is.
> OK. How is that any different that the time it takes you to send the file
> to the SMTP server? MOOT!
John, here's the steps involved in sending the file to the SMTP server:
Select the appropriate directory.
Click on the file.
Or are you assuming that the folks in this discussion don't have LANs, and
are using uuencode and piping through /bin/mail? I think your information
is about 15 years out of date.
> No. That's what the uneducated newbie does. The regular user uploads it
> to their http/ftp server and sends a link to the file via email.
And yet, I continue to exchange files with other system administrators
of Fortune 500 companies. Guess we're all "uneducated newbies".
> Please don't breed.
When you reach the point where every paragraph contains an ad-hominem,
we can only conclude you don't have a technical argument, and are instead
engaged in knee-jerk reaction.
> If you educate your users, you have no problems.
"Don't use this feature that SMTP was specifically designed to allow, and
that sendmail is default configured to facilitate. Instead, jump through
a bunch of extra hoops, so that John Frazier will not call you a clueless
newbie. Trust me, you'll be happier. <click> Hello? Hello?"
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