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Re: EMAIL != FTP
On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 10:01:52AM -0400, John Fraizer wrote: > > Have you thought about that before sending a large file via email to > someone? John, you seem to be assuming that the transfer of files via email is done on a whim to randomly-selected individuals around the net. While that may be the case for a large number of people, nobody involved in this discussion is that clueless. Hint: they'd probably have an aol.com or msn.com email address, and no clue what NANOG is. > OK. How is that any different that the time it takes you to send the file > to the SMTP server? MOOT! John, here's the steps involved in sending the file to the SMTP server: Click "attach". Select the appropriate directory. Click on the file. Or are you assuming that the folks in this discussion don't have LANs, and are using uuencode and piping through /bin/mail? I think your information is about 15 years out of date. > No. That's what the uneducated newbie does. The regular user uploads it > to their http/ftp server and sends a link to the file via email. And yet, I continue to exchange files with other system administrators of Fortune 500 companies. Guess we're all "uneducated newbies". > Please don't breed. When you reach the point where every paragraph contains an ad-hominem, we can only conclude you don't have a technical argument, and are instead engaged in knee-jerk reaction. > If you educate your users, you have no problems. "Don't use this feature that SMTP was specifically designed to allow, and that sendmail is default configured to facilitate. Instead, jump through a bunch of extra hoops, so that John Frazier will not call you a clueless newbie. Trust me, you'll be happier. <click> Hello? Hello?"