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Re: mailing list pgp signatures...



Steven W. Orr wrote:
> 
> Sometimes people do things on the net that are considered to be minor
> violations of social protocols. This is all a part of being civilized. Posting
> html, top posting, not reducing quoted text, these are all examples of how
> people can get legitimately irritated. Other examples include things like
> having Subject lines that say "Help" or "Hi" when they're trying to get
> assistance with a video card that's not talking well with F11.
> 
> But what G did was much worse. He insisted on putting a little bomb in his
> mail that causes a number of us to just plain hang for periods that are
> measured in minutes, not just once, but for every message that he sends and
> for every time that we try to read it. Having a lack of respect for other
> people's time is way high up on my list of things that make me go out of my
> way to resort to blacklisting.
> 
You know, there is a simple fix to this - someone that has G's
public key could upload it to a keyserver. <evil>Now, if someone
wanted to be nasty, they could upload a fake public key with his
email address. Then if there is anything to SPAMmers mining the
keyservers for e-mail addresses, the would get the flood of SPAM
anyway.</evil>

Mikkel
-- 

  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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