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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: Apache 1.3b6 Release: DONE!
Date Mon, 20 Apr 1998 15:40:52 GMT
At 04:29 PM 4/20/98 +0200, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
>Brian, can you check this and approve the message. Or was the massage
>ignored by Majordomo and I should re-send it with a "From:

Good morning.  I just approved the message, it's on its way out to folks.
I have to approve every mailing, since trust of the "From:" field is not
sufficient to protect against spoofing attacks.  I'm not worried about
spammers or the like using Ralf's (or someone else's) name to post
something - the main reason I did this was to protect against those mailers
out there whose idea of a "bounce message" is to return a message with
exactly the same headers and content as the original message, with simply
an inserted chunk of text somewhere saying "sorry, this bounced".  When a
message like that hits Hyperreal it would cause another message to
apache-announce, which would cause a loop, etc... Anyone who's run a
mailing list with more than 10K subscribers probably knows about this problem.

BTW, 11039 subscribers to apache-announce.


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