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Re: spam closes Debian bugs!

On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 03:44:00PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 11:50:03AM +0100, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> > > but it should take more than sending a mail to fool them. Being force
> > > to create a GPG signature (and so creating an address) for each spam,
> > > I'm not sure it would make spammers happy. 
> > 
> > So, you would like to see our mailservers DoSed because they need to
> > throw CPU power at anything that vaguely resembles a PGP signature?
> All SMTP servers are an easy DoS target because of the large command
> timeouts.

That's a reason to make the situation worse?

Wouter Verhelst
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