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Re: Fun new policy at AOL
From: "Nathan J. Mehl" <memory-nanog () blank org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 19:02:06 -0400


In the immortal words of Matthew Crocker (matthew () crocker com):

Shouldn't customers that purchase IP services from an ISP use the ISPs 
mail server as a smart host for outbound mail?  

Given the way that most ISP "shared resource" machines (including but
hardly limited to DNS caching/recursive resolves, NNTP servers, web
caches, and SMTP smarthosts) are administered, the answer to that
question is "Only if they don't actually care if that mail is ever
delivered."

-n

------------------------------------------------------------<memory () blank org>
"For years, I've been predicting that artists, writers, and filmmakers would 
be paid by the government not to produce work, just like farmers are paid not 
to grow food.  Or that they'd be paid to make their work, but would then be 
forced to store it in a silo unshown or unread.  But now I see I was a little 
off in my prediction. The Internet is that silo."       (--Slotcar Hatebreath)
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