[Beowulf] Apologies for the spam/virus yesterday

Brian D. Ropers-Huilman bropers at cct.lsu.edu
Wed Feb 8 23:27:36 EST 2006


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Excellently put, as usual. While I already weighed in with support for
Greg's initial "at least let it _send_ email" pitch, I am more in the RGB
camp with what he says below.

I never noticed this one, nor have I noticed any spam hitting this list.

My revised vote: keep things the way they are or reduce some of the human
time spent if you need to. Like RGB says, we can live with it and most of us
are adequately "protected."

Robert G. Brown said the following on 2006-02-08 21:23:
> Between the two of them, I personally didn't notice that the virus DID
> slip through your filters.  It either was filtered out before I ever saw
> it (I don't whitelist nothin' outside of duke.edu, not even
> beowulf.org:-) or I deleted it in passing without even thinking twice
> about it, along with the OTHER fifty virus hits I get every day that
> make it through the filters.  Since there has been little to no on-list
> outrage about getting the virus, I can only assume that this is the most
> common experience of list members.  Nobody noticed, nobody who DID
> notice cared, nearly everybody protected and not terribly vulnerable to
> what makes it past their protection.

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