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Michael Thomas mike at
Fri Mar 13 00:31:54 UTC 2015

Jon Postel. I'm told that it is out of favor these days in protocol-land,
from a security standpoint if nothing else.


On 3/12/15 5:24 PM, Tom Paseka wrote:
> Be conservative in what you send, be liberal in what you accept
> ^
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 5:20 PM, Jason Iannone <jason.iannone at>
> wrote:
>> There was once a fairly common saying attributed to an early
>> networking pioneer that went something like, "be generous in what you
>> accept, and send only the stuff that should be sent."  Does anyone
>> know what I'm talking about or who said it?

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