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Re: and other impatient Postfix mailers everywhere (fwd)

  • From: Mitch Halmu
  • Date: Fri Aug 03 11:06:36 2001

On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Mathias Koerber wrote:

> |Historically, the first feature was called (rbl), now superceded
> |by (dnsbl), and was introduced in sendmail rel. 8.9.1 (1998).
> Sure. But you claim to have proof (in the two links you posted) that
> that feature was implemented on request of PV. That is not true,
> those links only refer to PV having requested that sendmail not
> relay.

The claim was made that Paul Vixie had enough clout to influence
modifications to sendmail features according to his wishes, and have 
someone write a best practices RFC intended to modify vendor behavior. 
He was, after all, the daddy of the RBL. You seem to claim his server was perhaps referenced in the source against his will. 
There's much more on the subject, but for the sake of this argument, 
you win: it was miraculously introduced by the elves!