IPv6 isn't SMTP

Enno Rey erey at ernw.de
Thu Mar 27 14:04:41 UTC 2014


Hi,

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 01:52:27PM +0000, Tony Finch wrote:
> John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> >
> > There are also some odd things in the spec.  For example, according to
> > RFC 5321 this is not a syntactically valid e-mail address:
> >
> > [email protected][IPv6:2001:12:34:56::78:ab:cd]
> 
> You aren't allowed to use :: to abbreviate one zero hexadectet according
> to RFC 5952.

well, RFC 5952 _recommends_ against using that. Still, it's perfectly valid as of RFC 4291 and the approach can be found in quite large vendors' implementations, see http://labs.apnic.net/blabs/?p=309.

RFC 5952 explicitly states:
"all implementations must accept and be able to
   handle any legitimate RFC 4291 format."


best

Enno





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