What is a "communication"

Derek Fawcus dfawcus+lists-ukcrypto at employees.org
Tue Aug 14 09:58:36 BST 2012

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 04:38:55am +0100, Peter Fairbrother wrote:

[about FTP]

> I think it may not be a communication, as it does not have an intended 
> recipient - except perhaps me, as the server operator, as opposed to me, 
> as the sender?
> I don't know.
> but maybe ftp prolly cannot be intercepted because it is not a 
> communication, even if some b#*#*#*d sees it all.

So,  maybe we should revive use of FTP for email? (see rfc475 and rfc751)
[no,  not really a serious suggestion]

Would the possibility of it being used for mail be sufficient to treat it as a communication?


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