Re: Internet Draft for flexible proxying of the mail protocols

Dan Wing <dwing@cisco.com> Thu, 28 September 2000 15:28 UTC

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Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 08:27:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Wing <dwing@cisco.com>
To: Kumar Gaurav Khanna <gauravkhanna@mailandnews.com>
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Subject: Re: Internet Draft for flexible proxying of the mail protocols
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Hi.

[I have CC'd ietf-smtp@imc.org, as it may be a slightly more appropriate
list.]

This puts the onus on the client to know its server.  There are other
protocols which solve this problem at various levels such as ACAP, LDAP,
and DNS SRV records.

For SMTP, the problem is solved with MX records.

For POP, the protocol is arguably dying in favor of IMAP4.

For IMAP4, have you considered RFC2193, which appears to already provide a
mechanism for the behavior you desire?

-Dan Wing

On Wed, 27 Sep 2000 20:56 +0530, Kumar Gaurav Khanna wrote:

> Hello Everyone :)
> 
> I have proposed a an internet-draft take care of the problems faced
> while proxying the mail (SMTP, POP3 and IMAP) protocols. I submitted
> it to the IETF today. Lets see what happens... Meanwhile, kindly go
> through the attached document which details the draft, discussing the
> need, problems faced, and the solution suggested.
> 
> Yours Sincerely,
> Kumar Gaurav Khanna
> 
> WinTools on the web - http://www.wintools.f2s.com/
> Email: gauravkhanna@mailandnews.com
>           gaurav@wintools.f2s.com
>           gauravkhanna@yahoo.com
> 
>