Re: [yam] Interop problem: SMTP submission, STARTTLS, AUTH EXTERNAL

Arnt Gulbrandsen <arnt@gulbrandsen.priv.no> Mon, 10 May 2010 09:00 UTC

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On 05/06/2010 06:36 PM, John R. Levine wrote:
> Well, gee, in your model one command triggers a state change. In my
> model, zero commands trigger a state change

IMAP assumes that one command does so. Are there any other protocols 
with the same feature? I don't know. IMO one example isn't enough to 
prove an idea bad, but two or three may well be.

> -- if you're externally
> authorized, you're authorized and you go ahead and do what you're going
> to do.

Except that you can't run any commands that have to be run before 
authentication, such as IMAP STARTTLS.

Arnt