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Re: Fun new policy at AOL
From: Omachonu Ogali <nanog () missnglnk com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 21:54:00 -0400
On Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 02:15:49PM -0400, Matthew Crocker wrote:
SMTP_AUTH authenticated users to a mail server. What I'm talking
Postfix will let you do SMTP authentication from one mail server
to another, and to address the person who said a school was brute-
forced, this is from server to server, not everyday-client to
If you can't set a secure password on server to server relations
(it's not like you need to remember it, generate some random
concoction of 1-100 characters and use that as a password).
It's like the same thing as setting up a BGP password or a RADIUS
secret, once it's set, it's not going to be changed often (or at
all), let alone remembered.