[tpop3d-discuss] Drac was: version 1.4.2pre2
mklatsky at cttel.com
08 Jun 2002 09:29:38 -0400
True enough- smtp auth is the PROPER way- however, that also requires
the customer to actively make a change. And when dealing with a large
user base, it can (and does) create support issues- not least of which
are the initial phone calls. I've been through this before with another
little change at another provider, and the call volume goes up way out
of proportion to the impact of the change.
On Sat, 2002-06-08 at 09:22, Dave Baker wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 08, 2002 at 02:12:51PM +0100, Chris Lightfoot wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 08, 2002 at 09:10:56AM -0400, Michael Klatsky wrote:
> > > Next- can we have DRAC AUTH as an option ? :)
> > What is DRAC?
> Taken from the debian package description file:
> Description: Dynamic Relay Authorization Control (pop-before-smtp)
> A daemon that dynamically updates a relay authorization map for some
> MTA (postfix, sendmail). It provides a way to allow legitimate users
> to relay mail through an SMTP server, while still preventing others
> from using it as a spam relay. User's IP addresses are added to the
> map immediately after they have authenticated to the POP or IMAP
> server. By default, map entries expire after 30 minutes, but can be
> renewed by additional authentication. Periodically checking mail on
> a POP server is sufficient to do this. The POP and SMTP servers
> can be on different hosts.
> I'd counter that enough mail clients support SMTP AUTH for sending email
> that pop-before-smtp is starting to really show it's age.
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