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Re: Addition to <draft-ietf-mailext-smtpas-00.txt>
> Section 2.4 reads as follows:
> 2.4 Termination of connections.
> A server-SMTP MUST NOT intentionally close the connection
> o After receiving a QUIT command and responding with a 221 reply.
> o After detecting the need to shutdown the SMTP service and
> returning a 451 reply to any command.
> We should add a third case:
> o After an activity timeout on a client's next command.
This is actually sort of a subcase of the second case that's already there.
Specifically, one of the reasons that a server may need to shutdown the service
is because a timeout has occurred.
However, there should be no reason to wait for reception of another command in
the event of a timeout. I think the server should simply send 451 and close.
As such, I agree with the addition of this case to the list as long as
the server is required to send a 451.