Fwd: Fwd: Problems sending mail from .mumble

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 17:30:11 UTC 2008

(monday morning list address probs,sorry)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Christopher Morrow <christopher.morrow at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Problems sending mail from .mumble
To: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Cc: Barry Shein <bzs at world.std.com>, nanog at merit.edu, ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:17 AM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
 > On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 17:50:25 EDT, Barry Shein said:
 >  >  > So this is (yet another) fishing expidition -- as MIME types
are a handy
 >  >  > list, if any of those strings were present in a header, as in
 >  >  > mail-from-foo at bar.MIME-TYPE, would any well-known thingee choke?
 >  As a practical matter, 'bar.mime-type' had better be a proper DNS entry, or
 >  a lot of places that do a "is the address at least putatively returnable?"
 >  test (which *should* be essentially 100% - does anybody *not* check this?),
 >  they will find it won't go very far.

 It's got some interesting implications if it's: domain.exe ... 'did
 you mean to go to domain.exe or execute domain.exe or display
 domain.pdf ?' the UI folks will have a headache with that I bet... I
 could see a rule set (simplified) like:

 1) if -f domain.exe && -x domain.exe ; then exec(domain.exe)
 2) if ! -f domain.exe ; then openlocation(domain.exe)

 that would be fun in the world of site-finder, eh? I wonder what word
 or excel or '$application' does with a random blob of html foo shoved
 down it's throat??

 Is it still the case that folks thinking about site-finder believe
 'all the world is a web-browser' ??? Seriously?

 >  As a second practical matter, I suspect that all the places that
have already
 >  decided that '*.biz' is a cesspool will be even more dubious accepting mail
 >  from 'foo at bar.application.octet-stream'.

 and here I took the 'bar.mime-type' to be: domain.exe or domain.mp3 or
 domain.pdf ... Barry, which do you mean? (or which did Eric mean)

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