From: Charles Lindsey (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Sep 07 1997 - 09:22:06 CDT
Simon Lyall <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>Apart from the problem of some characters being legal in addr-spec but not
>in message-id's which we can discuss with the drums group is evereybody
>happy with the draft text for message-id ?
>I believe that drums is also owrking on some more recomendations one
>how these should be generated.
We had some discussion a couple of weeks back about responsibilities for
generating host-specific values of the part of the Message-ID after the
'@'. For example, that administrators of firewalls (and likewise
gatewayers from UUCP sites) were responsible for allocating unique
identifiers for each host posting through their site.
I think it would be useful to dig out that discussion and incorporate some
of it in our draft.
Another thought: suppose one legal thing to put after the '@' is an IP
address, because you do not own a domain name pointing to it (forgot to
pay your $50 :-) ). As in Message-ID: <email@example.com>
There is then a problem with IPv6 addresses, because they have a <space>
in them, e.g. Message-ID: <123.456@[IPv6 xxxxxxxxxxxx]>. Do we care? See
[DRUMS-SMTPUPD] for the syntax of address-literal.
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