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Re: packages with invalid maintainer fields

Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> writes:

> Please don't underestimate the problems caused by backscatter.  Nearly all
> of my current virus load is backscatter traffic, and each time a new virus
> comes out I tend to get a hundred copies and several hundred to a thousand
> bounce messages claiming I sent it.

I agree with this problem.

> I understand your feelings, but the only result you're going to get from
> forbidding Debian developers to use many widely used and effective forms
> of spam filtering is going to be a sudden lack of Debian developers.  

I'm worried about not widely used things which aren't filters, but
rather, things like black listing any dynamic IP address, or using
graylisting that fails on any changing-IP host.


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