why IPv6 isn't ready for prime time, SMTP edition

Ricky Beam jfbeam at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 23:25:21 UTC 2014


On Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:07:16 -0400, Laszlo Hanyecz <laszlo at heliacal.net>  
wrote:
> One would hope that with IPv6 this would change, but the attitude of  
> looking down on end subscribers has been around forever.

And for damn good reasons (read: foolish and easy to trick into becoming a  
spam source.) Granted, "enterprise" players are only slightly less foolish  
and easy to hack. My inbox being proof hosting providers cannot police  
their idiot users.

ISPs will need to continue the "evil" practice of blocking outbound port  
25.

--Ricky



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