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Re: Selection of Appropriate Local SMTP Relay

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Tue Jan 11 01:33:30 2000

On Mon, 10 January 2000, "Forrest W. Christian" wrote:
> Remember, that the purpose of this is for someone to be able to find the
> "correct" server to provide the services which a roaming user will find at
> different locations depending on where they are dialing in, thus, a
> config for a user would be:
> DNS Servers - varies by location
> SMTP server - varies by location
> pop3/imap server - always home isp
> time server - varies by location
> etc....
> Thus the table would only list those services which should vary based on
> where the user is dialing in/connecting.

I disagree.  You are making the assumption that servers are identical except
for location, or that "local" users are always allowed to use the servers.