Personally, I feel better knowing that each user authenticates before they send mail with SMTP AUTH rather then keeping an ad-hoc list of IPs that have POP-ed their mail in the last x-minutes. But that would be covered in Jeff's "conceptually a more elegant approach" bullet.
Thanks, Chris Miller Compuville www.compuville.net -----Original Message----- From: Jeff Koch [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 10:48 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [vchkpw] pros and cons of smtp auth and pop before smtp I'll take a crack at it. At 07:28 AM 4/12/2004, you wrote: >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- >Hash: SHA1 > >Hi all, >Can anybody point it out to me the pros and cons of: >1. smtp auth - some users have continual trouble configuring their email clients for smtp-auth - conceptually a more elegant approach - can allow the smtp and pop servers to be on different machines if you use mysql-auth >2. pop before smtp? - creates problems with qmail-scanner. Servers authorized to relay skip qmail-scanner virus checks. - simpler and easier to setup. >Thanks. >- -- >Fajar Priyanto | Reg'd Linux User #327841 | http://linux.arinet.org >18:27:38 up 9:50, Mandrake Linux release 9.2 (FiveStar) for i586 >public key: https://www.arinet.org/fajar-pub.key >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- >Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (GNU/Linux) > >iD8DBQFAen1nkp5CsIXuxqURAsrHAJ9TQGI5ATNVH7TaUwLoVhVyJvKH+QCgvlON >BGDFmqVjncW5pBi+41R2C3A= >=mcA/ >-----END PGP SIGNATURE----- Best Regards, Jeff Koch, Intersessions