a note to those who would automate their rejection notices

Richard A Steenbergen ras at e-gerbil.net
Sat Dec 27 19:34:30 UTC 2003


On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 07:06:30PM +0000, Paul Vixie wrote:
> 
> of the foundational principles which made the internet possible and which
> made it different from alternatives such as OSI, very few remain.  one of
> them was "must scale indefinitely".  a simple application of this principle
> toward anti-virus and anti-spam automated rejection notices is to ignore
> the envelope and ignore the header and just focus on the peer IP address:
> 
>    To: [email protected][212.202.52.233]
> 
> would have been a better destination for this.  it's standards-compliant,
> and if the sender isn't an open proxy then they'll be able to get it, and
> it will not needlessly increase the collateral damage toward the holders
> of domains that were forged.

Isn't the use of capital letters at the beginning of sentences
standards-compliant with English? :)

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