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Re: spam closes Debian bugs!

Wouter Verhelst wrote:

> 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?

I just wanted to put things into perspective.  If there's a real benefit
if signatures are verified and it's implementable with the available
resources, then go for it.  I don't think the DoS risk is a showstopper.

Current mail filters: many dial-up/DSL/cable modem hosts, and the
following domains: atlas.cz, bigpond.com, freenet.de, hotmail.com,
libero.it, netscape.net, postino.it, tiscali.co.uk, tiscali.cz,
tiscali.it, voila.fr, wanadoo.fr, yahoo.com.

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