Hector Santos <hsantos <at> santronics.com>
2009-02-01 20:28:16 GMT
Tony Finch wrote:
>> If so, should this be stated in the revised text?
> Not in 3207 - this requirement is inherited from 5321.
On a related, we desperately need another RFC 1123, the "holy bible"
for Internet hosting as I called it.
Something that puts it all together again. I just find it funny how
we can be at times so anal about the whys things are done, with
partial references and presumptions of inherit understanding, yet, we
end up revisiting, rewriting things when something occurs people
worked hard to prevent. I carry a favorite motto from my old High
School English teacher, "Being specific is Terrific." It has helped
in all my writings, technical or otherwise.
Today, with SMTP and all the augmented extensions, etc, a consolidated
technical summary guide is necessary. Not everyone is as keen as
others where they know every RFC nook and cranny, every twist and turn
issues related to the email system.
Of course, the question can be asked, should a SMTP implementor, new
or otherwise, but especially new, be aware of all encompassing
details, every RFC, etc, related to SMTP before he even attempts to
write a server or client? Can 5321 alone do the job for a minimum
design of standard server or client?