[ietf-dkim] Last Call: <draft-ietf-dkim-mailinglists-10.txt> (DKIM And Mailing Lists) to BCP
John R. Levine
johnl at iecc.com
Sun May 15 20:09:24 PDT 2011
> I'd be very surprised to find that mention of "cron" in an RFC is
> "unprecedented". Maybe I'll download the RFC set, have Google do a
> word index on it, and see.
RFCs 2123, 2839, 4833, and 5427 refer to cron and cron jobs. There may be
others, but I found those with a simple grep. (If anyone was planning to
ask what grep is, don't.)
> I don't see that "automated mail robot with an MTA" is right at all.
> But I see what you're getting at, and I'd support a change such as
> The author can be a human using an MUA (Mail User Agent) or
> an automated process that may send mail (for example, the "cron"
> Unix system utility).
There's no need to change the current language. RFCs have been referring
to cron jobs since 1997.
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