[rfc-i] rfc-info needs your help!

Michael Richardson mcr at sandelman.ottawa.on.ca
Wed Mar 31 09:46:02 PST 2004


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>>>>> "VPNC" == VPNC  <Paul> writes:
    VPNC> At 8:06 PM +0300 3/31/04, Pekka Savola wrote:
    >> I've always wondered about the applicability of this.  My vote
    >> would go for dropping this.

    VPNC> Pekka is right. There is essentially no need for someone who
    VPNC> can only use email, not the web or FTP, to be reading Internet
    VPNC> standards and associated documents.

  There are lots of places with rather restrictive policies.
  This may be because of politics ("great firewall of china"), or
because bandwidth is so expensive that doing anything "interactive"
like FTP/WWW is slow. 

  On the other hand, email happens asynchronous to the user, and can get
queued up for later use.  I hate that we use email for this - my opinion
is that if we had a good non-interactive file transfer protocol that 
people would never send documents by email, and therefore our virii
problem would never have occured.

  So, I too, would ask if there is a way for these folks that need this
service to get things another way - but I think just saying they have
no business is not right.

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