From: Jonathan Grobe (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 03 1998 - 11:10:20 CDT
The contradiction comes from a third design requirement: that the
message-ID be reasonably short. [Many people do not like PINE type
And while you are certainly knowledgeable enough to generate unique
message IDs, what about the large number of newbies who don't
fill in the appropriate entries on their software?
On 3 Jul 1998, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Greg Berigan <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Russ Allbery <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Again, the problem with this approach is that I cannot embed
> >> identifying information in a message ID so that I can later recognize
> >> my own posts and responses to them.
> > So... you want to put a taggant into your message ID for your own
> > tracking purposes but you don't want to allow an authority tell you to
> > put one in it which would _guarantee_ uniqueness?
> > I guess I'll never understand the logic.
> How do these two things contradict each other? (And in this particular
> case, I can generate unique message IDs just as easily as my news server
> can. I can use exactly the same algorithm if I wanted to.)
> Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <URL:http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>