23 Nov 2001 uweo   » (Journeyer)

A nice day: The sun shines. I'm possibly going to leave early today to make some photographs.

Something which is not so nice is german politics, especially regarding the list of a few web servers a regional authority wants to be blocked. They don't have the slightest idea about the technical side of things ... and the way *how* they are trying to enforce their ideas makes my feel uneasy.
It's not like these four servers contain anything of value, but i fail to see something which needs to be filtered ... i mean, by german law someone is innocent unless proven otherwise, and a court decides that, not the bureaucracy. I'm not against drastical matters in case of urgency, but hey, the very same content was on the net for years, so there is no urgency.

Back to software: it's incredible how many broken SMTP servers are out there. STARTTLS tends to fail in astonishing ways. "220 Ready" directly followed by a close of the connection. A complete TLS handshake following by an error stating something like "oh, sorry, i don't want to talk to you with TLS". The usual amount of TLS misunderstandings - it's not like all implementions like each other. SMTP servers stating the ability to run TLS in their EHLO response, but telling "unknown command" when you try to start a TLS session. Incredible. But i want it anyway.

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