On Tue, 10 Dec 1996, Michelle Dick wrote:
> When we sell a T1 link to a customer, we consider that they have
> bought that much capacity *through* us as well. If they want to use
> it all, we will make sure we can provide it (unlike most of your
> newer ISPs).
> Bottom line: smarthosts offer substantial savings and performance
> improvement in many cases. And this is why many of us use them. And
> why most MTAs have features to switch on/off the use of smarthosts.
What is a smarthost?
How do "smarthosts" vary, if at all, from ISP to ISP?
Is anyone aware of a website or other reference which offers a
layperson's overview of this stuff?
Does an organization like Rahul.net impose *any* limits on usage of their
"smarthost" services to those with 56k frame relay or T1 line customers?