Off Topic : internet connection, ISP
dom at happygiraffe.net
Fri Sep 15 11:47:48 BST 2006
Simon Wistow wrote:
> For various reasons Demon decided that POP3 wasn't the way to go for
> customers and so distributed a program that emulated an SMTP server on
> your windows machine. By inadvertently leaving port 25 open to the
> outside world and by giving him the same username on my box as he'd used
> under Demon, I was getting his mail delivered.
Oh, we loved SMTP delivery... I'm sure it confused zillions of
customers though. But it was /the right way/, dammit. Engineer led
> In my defence I hadn't really been online long and all my experience was
> through leased lines, not dial up and, to be fair, the punt system was
> fairly unique (AFAIK).
Totally unique. But somebody did add a Demon specific option to
fetchmail as I recall...
More information about the london.pm