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Re: viruses being sent to this list
From: "Riad S. Wahby" <rsw () jfet org>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:44:04 -0500

John Cartwright <johnc () grok org uk> wrote:
As I see it, there are two means of regulating malicious content 
from spoofed subscribed addresses. One, we moderate the list. Two, we 
use anti-virus or other scanning to try to prevent this data flow. 
Let's consider the effect of these options:

On the Cypherpunks node I run, every email is demimed[1] before it's
sent to list subscribers.  In my opinion, (almost) every mailing list
ought to do the same.  Let people who want to transfer files use a
more appropriate medium (http, ftp, bittorrent, whatever) or UUEncode
them.

[1] http://scifi.squawk.com/demime.html

-- 
Riad Wahby
rsw () jfet org
MIT VI-2 M.Eng

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