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

on Fri, Aug 29, 2003 at 12:03:34AM +1000, Russell Coker (russell@coker.com.au) wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 21:35, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > Which is a damned good reason for Debian not to package
> > viruses and spam mailers.  Or tools which can be readily subverted as
> > such.
> My Postal program can be used for DOS attacks on mail servers, and has been 
> used for such on at least one occasion (*).

"Can be used" and "is designed to do when used as directed" has already
been dealt with and dismissed as a separate case from the one under

My understanding of postal is that it is launched at the direction of a
local user.  While this could be embedded into other mechanisms (cgi,
procmail, etc.), it's not packaged or designed specifically for this.


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