[ntp:questions] PPS only configuration

Mike S mikes at flatsurface.com
Fri Feb 22 02:53:38 UTC 2013


On 2/21/2013 7:00 PM, unruh wrote:
 > Note that rmc 5322 is 2008. Many of the news readers are older than
 > that.

What's your point? Prior to 2008, RFC822 (1982) applied, which places no 
restrictions on line length. Or, if you prefer, RFC2046 (MIME, from 
1996), which also makes no restrictions.

Failure to display long lines in a useful manner is a problem at the 
receiving end. The only reason MUAs "should" send <78 character lines 
is to try to accommodate defective recipients (how many people still use 
an 80x24 VT-100?). There's no requirement to do so, and complaining 
they're somehow wrong when they don't is either ignorant or disingenuous.





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