Date: Fri, 4 Oct 96 09:43:48
What would cause SOME mail servers to send back a AUTH/113 connection before
allowing mail to be sent? Also, it seems to be random. In otherwords, some
servers do it sometimes but other times they do not.
I had xinetd query remote authorization for acceptance of mail when I
was running a smtp server in a dangerous area. Perhaps that is what
you are seeing: the remote site wants some indication that a user
isn't trying to trivially spoof mail.
No idea why the hosts would not do this consistently, though. All my
models suggest they should do this all the time.
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