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Administrivia: Pressured to delete archive entry
From: Len Rose <len () netsys com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 16:18:56 -0500


We have come under some pressure to delete part of the 
information from the message disclosing the Kerberos 4 
vulnerability recently posted.

We would like to publicly announce our position in 
regards to the material within the Full Disclosure 
mailing list archives.

We strongly feel that:

1. The archives reflect the entire mail traffic of the
   list, which is composed of individual messages sent
   by many different individuals. 

2. The contents of these messages have become a matter 
   of public record once they were distributed to both
   those who are subscribed to the mailing list, and 
   mirrored by various sites who also archive the mailing 
   list.

3. It would violate the editorial integrity of the 
   archives and would also demonstrate a measure of
   editorial control over the content of the archives 
   that we are not prepared to exercise.

4. That it is pointless to "delete a message" since
   the message contents are already widely disseminated, 
   cached, stored, and otherwise ingested worldwide.

To summarize, we are sorry that we cannot comply with
any requests to delete the message in question, or any
other for that matter.


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