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Re: Remote email access
From: Dave Crocker <dcrocker () brandenburg com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 10:59:40 -0800


Tuesday, February 4, 2003, 10:20:50 AM, you wrote:

AR> Don't even need that. I can telnet into the appropriate server/port

1.  as you note, that is a solution that does not scale to millions of non-technical

2.  many people need access from their laptops (ie, their "office),
rather than having all their mail accessible over the Internet, only
accessible when online.

AR> Open<->Secure, choose your business plan carefully. Good Luck.

The issue is not about losing "openness" but about losing
interoperability.  There is no technical reason high quality
interoperability prevents high quality security, or at least acceptable
authentication (accountability).

 Dave <mailto:dcrocker () brandenburg com>
 Brandenburg InternetWorking <http://www.brandenburg.com>
 t +1.408.246.8253; f +1.408.850.1850

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