Re: ????

Jim Balcom (
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 19:20:40 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, Eugene Crosser wrote:

EC>>> > > - Correct MSGID susbstitution (personally, I don't need it. But my
EC>>> > > uplinks complain about this)
EC>>> > ifmail has correct MSGID generator. "os" version has incorrect, and
EC>>> > potentially dangerous generator.
EC>>> So why almost all the sysops of xUSSR FidoNet area use "incorrect" MSGID
EC>>> generator?
EC>>Why do you ask me? Ask them?

In Zone 1, each hub is free to establish their own criteria for technical
specifications of each message that reaches them.

Because Fidonet has not been able to get it's act together and to adopt a
set of specifications for echomail, the only alternative, at this time is to
have each hub decide for themselves as to what is acceptable.

I am hoping that some day Zone 1 can have a common set of technical
specifications for all echomail moving in and out of Zone 1.
However, I am still wrapped up in the problem of the various Hubs trying to
kill each other and sabotaging mail destined for hubs in other systems.

Even better would be if there could be a set of technical specifications
that ALL of Fidonet would conform to! (I'm a pessimist. I don't think that I
will see that!)

-= Jim =-

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