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Re: Problems with mail system? [Fwd: Returned mail: User unknown]

On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 11:57:05PM -0400, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > Perhaps it's from being too geeky myself, but Branden's explanation 
> > (the recipient of the error message is not welcome on *THEIR* Internet 
> > under the reasoning that they're ... refusing connections from machines 
> > with characteristics like [his] (...simply no reverse DNS record)) 
> > sounds like a fairly direct and accurate translation of "admisitrative 
> > prohibition (failed to find host name from IP address)".
> Yes, that's what he said, but what he meant was that people shouldn't have 
> the right to decide who they accept mail from, and under what conditions.  I
> guess it's been too long since we had that particular flamewar on
> debian-devel.

They have every right.

They have no right to demand that those from whom they reject legitimate
mail find another way to deliver mail to them, however.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>               GnuPG key 1024D/DCF9DAB3
Debian GNU/Linux (http://www.debian.org/)         20F6 2261 F185 7A3E 79FC
The QuakeForge Project (http://quakeforge.net/)   44F9 8FF7 D7A3 DCF9 DAB3

<evilkalla> heh, I never took a coding class
<evilkalla> or a graphics class
<evilkalla> or a software design class
<vegan> and it shows :P

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