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Re: Challenge-response mail filters considered harmful

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On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 03:39:06AM -0300, Anthony Rowe wrote:
> There is usually a one-line description of a newsgroup which is
> displayed beside one's personal list of subscribed newsgroups.  It
> gives a very short summary of what the newsgroup is supposed to be
> about.  If linux.debian.user had the description, "Read-Only.  Please
> subscribe to mailing-list to post", or some such, this would do the
> trick I think.  This is maybe what Karsten was referring to when he
> mentioned that "newsgroup descriptions" are the proper repository for 
> such a message.  (I just thought of this.  I'll ask him in a sec.  I 
> was trying to think what he meant by that.)

That's what Karsten meant, however, considering how many servers
listen to newgroup messages but not rmgroup messages or description
changes, it's pretty safe to assume that the description is set in
stone at this point.

I meant setting up a biweekly autoposter to inform the newsgroup
version of this list that they're in read-only territory. 

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