Randy in Nevis

Bjørn Mork bjorn at mork.no
Wed Sep 29 13:06:02 UTC 2010

John Peach <john-nanog at johnpeach.com> writes:

> It's common knowledge that 465 is smtps, whatever else IANA might say.

It's common knowledge that 465 *was* smtps.  A decade ago.  But it has
never gone anywhere, and it is way overdue for an "obsolete" tag.
Everyone actually caring about SMTP over SSL are using STARTTLS on port
25 and 587.  The faster we kill SMTPS the better.  Keeping it in current
/etc/services and the like is only going to confuse people.


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