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Re: Challenge-response mail filters considered harmful

On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 03:10:14AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> 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 didn't think there even was a control message for description changes,
actually. AFAIK you have to contact newsmasters individually, which
seems like a doomed enterprise.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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