[Chugalug] Laptop SMTP server vs UUCP over TCP

Dan Lyke danlyke at flutterby.com
Wed Oct 23 22:56:10 UTC 2013


On Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:00:06 -0500
Justin W Elam <justin.w.elam at gmail.com> wrote:
> Have a hosting provider host your domain and email from services like

Yeah, unfortunately SMTP is definitely one of those technologies that
needs one, and probably several, stable IP addresses.

And as soon as you head towards a UUCP gateway you may as well be
paying someone for a host and using POP or IMAP to retrieve your mail.

There are distributed messaging systems out there, RetroShare uses the
Bittorrent hash table to resolve keys to IP addresses, and this can
happen fairly quickly after you plug a computer in a new place, but
I haven't got the store-and-forward bits working yet in a useful way.

Dan


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