Re: mailserver URL

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Fri, 27 Jan 1995 14:09:45 PST


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In-Reply-To: ietf-lists@proper.com's message of Fri, 27 Jan 1995 12:09:49 -0800 <95Jan27.120959pst.2762@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Subject: Re: mailserver URL
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <95Jan27.140951pst.2760@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 1995 14:09:45 PST

It is my impression that the IESG would prefer to see RFCs that went a
little too far in discussing security implications than to err in the
other way, and leave out discussion that is relevant just because it
might also appear in a different forum.

Insofar as the mailserver proposal makes suggestions about ways in
which interpreting a 'mailserver:' URL might be insecure and
recommends to implementors how to protect against misuses, I think
this discussion is appropriate.