[Dshield] Weird from address

Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Oct 17 02:24:37 GMT 2005


On Sun, 16 Oct 2005 19:12:57 EDT, Tom said:

> Actually, originally it was the address of who was sending it when 
> RFC 821 was first written. Back in ARPANET days you just sat down 
> with telnet and typed HELO, MAIL FROM, RCPT TO, DATA and your 
> message. We've come a long way baby!

Actually, that came later.  At *first*, it was FTP.

See RFC630 for details.. :)

(Actually, I'm not quite *that* much of a dinosaur - I first showed up on
the Milnet side of the fence around 1984...)


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