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Re: When is extra directory information needed.
> I don't think we are as far apart as you think. Look in the
> internet. Look at some secondary MX pointers. They are usually
> pointing to some major mail host that "looks after" and "gateways" for
> a collection of other less intelligent machines (workstations, etc).
I do not think the world is so neatly organized.
> Now what I am saying is that the collection of things they look after
> should all be the same (7-bit or 8-bit) as that gateway. Which is just
> what you want.
I do endorse the enclave model, but I do not share your faith that the
collection of less intelligent machines behind each MX forwarder form
natural and homogeneous enclaves, as you suggest. This entire upgrade
to 8-bit transfer service is likely to split most current MX forwarder
communities into two camps that will be at odds with each other. They
have formed their relationships in the past without any concern for
anything like 8-bit vs 7-bit, so why should they now be homogeneous?
> I think we really agree. Bob Smart
Well, I am not so sure, though we are closing on an understanding of
the reality. Best...\Stef