> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael C. Berch)
> Date: Mon, 25 Apr 1994 14:15:08 -0700
> Subject: Re: Superhighway Growth
> Except that Distribution is already a RFC1036 (Usenet) header, and has
> specific semantics for news software, having to do with limits on physical
> propagation of the message according to tables that each site keeps.
> Given the very high incidence of gatewaying and interoperation of news
> and mail systems, it would be a very bad idea to promulgate a nonstandard
> mail header that conflicts with a standard RFC1036 news header. It's
> just asking for trouble.
It could be an issue if we gatewayed uk-motss into news, but we don't.
Since the Distribution header can be used to restrict distribution
according to network or geographical means, as with Usenet, it seemed
like a sensible header to use when I wrote the list software. If you
can suggest something else that will be meaningful to list members who
want to limit distribution of their messages, I'd be interested.
[Nigel Whitfield email@example.com]
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