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Re: blocking dialups

>Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 17:20:07 +0200
>From: torben fjerdingstad unitfj@localhost
>Subject: Re: blocking dialups

> ...

>> Oh, plus:
>> (0) I buy access to the *Internet* from my ISP, not access to their
>> intranet.

>I can't imagine how two dialup customers at that ISP can mail each
>other without a mail server at the ISP. Well, they could use pop3,
>but we are talking about smtp here.

At times I am a customer of various ISPs. I use them to get an IP
address and IP routing, so I can get in touch with the host that
carries my mailbox. Wrt mail that's it, done, case closed. How I
do this, what protocols get involved and exactly how I use them
is entirely between me and my mailbox host - it may be SMTP & POP3,
it may be IPsec, it may be magic within an SSH tunnel, anything.

	Gunnar Lindberg

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