Is prelink really randomizing every two weeks?
cs at zip.com.au
Tue Jun 19 02:13:53 UTC 2007
On 17Jun2007 17:06, Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:
| On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 08:57:52 +1000
| Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> wrote:
| > | Now that's a first for me. And a rather clever idea indeed.
| > It's a hideous idea. Email should just work. EVery stupid hack like this
| > makes that harder for everyone.
| Right up there with using non-standard pipe symbols for your quoting
| character, perhaps?
They don't make things not work. I just find them easier on the eyes
than the jagged > chars.
Anyway, it seems the NOSPAM address is for real; I had taken it for the
usual "I've put a busted email address in my headers" hack. I withdraw
| > | The best one I've seen previously was setting your email address in newsgroups
| > | to abuse at whoever.com, so the spammers would file their own complaints. Your
| > | idea is just as cute as that.
| > Hmm, no, it's not as awful as that. That swamps the abuse@ addresses
| > with crap, preventing them being used for genuine reports of trouble.
| > Really clever - actively working to break a trouble reporting system.
| Not really. The abuse system gets emails from the spammer, blocks same.
Hmm. Given the amazingly high forgery rate of spam headers, does this
really achieve anything? I still maintain it breaks the abuse channel
for the sending of genuine complaints.
| But come on, now... You gotta admit that his idea for an email address is very
| clever, even if you don't agree with his method.
Now I just think it's weird and pointless. Perhaps there's a deeper
layer of subtlety I haven't yet seen.
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743
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