[Mailman-Users] Slow delivery

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Sat Mar 10 17:37:45 CET 2007

At 9:48 AM -0500 3/9/07, Christopher X. Candreva wrote:

>  This is a common misconception of what IDENT is/was for.  IDENT was not
>  intended to provide reliable authentication, as to who owned a connection.

I know what the purpose of IDENT is.  I wrote the original sendmail 
FAQ entry on this subject back in 1995.

The problem is that while IDENT can be useful in some cases, the 
risks and costs of IDENT on the modern Internet is so high that it's 
not worth the effort.

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