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RE: ARIN whois
On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote: > > What "legitimate business purposes" necessitate leaving SMTP > > relays open > > to the world? > > How about running a commercial email gateway? Lets try another analogy set, ie You run a gas station. open-relay: You give out free fuel to whoever turns up in a vehicle capable of accepting fuel from your bowser. pop-before-smtp authentication: You require a valid corporate fleet card before handing out fuel. full-anti-relay: You require payment before letting them near the bowser. trusted-hosts or IP-based access lists: If their numberplate is in a certain range, give them free fuel. > How about commercial anonymous re-mailers? Ah, this would be: You give out free fuel on sighting, but not verifying, a corporate fleet card, and give them a new car. --==-- Bruce. Peregrinus expectavi pedes meos in cymbalis est.