Subject: Re: mail configuration
To: Rob Quinn <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/21/2001 15:14:57
On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Rob Quinn wrote:

: > to use a dialup earthlink connection for the first time in several months -
: > apparently uunet's dialup routers are now configured to block all attempts to
: > connect to tcp/25 (smtp) *except* to approved mail servers on the ISPs'
: > networks.
:  It's an EarthLink thing, not a UUNET thing. We can only hope that other dialup
: providers and ISPs adopt this policy.

Actually, I've even seen ones that NAT-translate attempts to connect to port
25 back to their SMTP clusters.  That's even more ingenious, IMHO--roaming
users don't have to change their configs (or have the knowledge to do so).
Fits right in with the average Internet user's network IQ.  :>

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