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Re: /usr/sbin/sendmail specification proposal, draft 3

On Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 04:49:25PM -0800, Daniel Quinlan wrote:
>      -bs       Use the SMTP protocol as described in RFC 821.  (Read
>                SMTP commands on standard input and write SMTP responses
>                on standard output.)

Note that almost always you don't want to precisely follow RFC 821 here
-- RFC 821 specifies \r\n line boundaries, but unix pipes almost always
want \n line boundaries.

Sendmail deals with this by silently discarding \r and respecting
unix line boundaries.

I don't know if there are any other "expected deviations" from 821.


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