[Samba] RE: SPAM
Jim at Morris-World.com
Tue Oct 14 20:10:31 GMT 2003
On Tuesday, October 14, 2003, at 02:39 PM, David Brodbeck wrote:
> I suspect the main culprit is the USENET gateway. Any post to USENET
> with a
> valid email address seems to immediately attract lots of virus traffic.
> Maybe it's time to eliminate the USENET gateway. If USENET wasn't dead
> before, it effectively is now, since posting to it results in an almost
> immediate mailbox DoS.
I agree. Usenet these days is the domain of spammers and Warez
Ten years ago I used to spend hours a day on Linux and Samba
(comp.os.protocols.smb) newsgroups, reading and replying to messages.
That was back when there were maybe a couple of thousand newsgroups
total. As the web grew, my use of Usenet has decreased, and I have not
actively bothered to even setup a newsgroup reader in a couple of
years. If I cannot find it in mailing list archives or a google
search, I am usually not going to waste time in Usenet - with 30,000 or
more groups on most Usenet servers today!
I vote to kill the mailing list -> Usenet gateway, if that is what is
causing these virus email attacks on subscribers. If I wanted to use
Usenet, I would go read comp.os.protocols.smb or whatever, directly!
Jim Morris (Jim at Morris-World.com)
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