Re: SMTP host number notation

Mark Crispin (MRC%PANDA.COM@SUMEX-AIM.Stanford.EDU)
Fri, 31 Jul 87 18:58:41 PDT

The "host number" is simply the IP address expressed as a large decimal
integer. In general, there is no reason to use it since the domain
literal form is preferable when "going by the numbers". However, any
SMTP server implementor who fails to implement it should be shot.

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