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Re: ARIN whois

  • From: William Allen Simpson
  • Date: Tue Nov 23 09:35:08 1999

I have not idea what all this drivel has to do with ARIN whois, but there 
is not such thing as "WEB, FTN, VPN, or PER TLDs."

And we have not yet heard of a "valid business reason".  Proof by assertion 
is not sufficient.

"Roeland M.J. Meyer" wrote:
> A point that Dean makes here is pretty valid. Last year MHSC tried to run a
> third-party secure email service, using sendmail. The only way to do that is
> to allow relaying. The nimrods, that are about closing down all mail relays,
> absolutely ignore valid business uses for the relays. They don't understand
> that someone might want to use a different SMTP server, than the one their
> ISP uses, in order to send to someone in the WEB, FTN, VPN, or PER TLDs.
> That sort of gateway MUST allow relays in order to function.

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