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Re: Bug#207300: tmda: Challenge-response is fundamentally broken

On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 12:30:07PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Adam McKenna wrote:
> > The arguments are facile and specious, I do not intend to waste my
> > precious time responding to them.

That's a shame. I don't believe Karsten to be in the habit of putting
forward specious arguments.

> Speaking of precious time, let me bore you with another facile and
> specious argument..
> Like many of us here, I occasionally receive bug reports from our users,
> and reply for more information, and get back some kind of challenge[1],
> or possibly a warning that my mail is being rejected because I am in a
> DUL (such as the osirusoft one). Since I consider my time just as
> precious as Adam's, I typically ignore all such challenges.

Some of those challenges arrive at owner@bugs.debian.org instead. AFAIK,
we typically don't have enough time to respond to them what with all the
other stuff we're doing, and on a matter of principle I think that
people interacting with the Debian BTS should whitelist it; imagine if
we had to respond to a challenge by hand for every maintainer and
submitter who ever uses bugs.debian.org!


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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