Postfix anti-antivirus (was Re: [linux-elitists] procmail recipe for mydoom?)
Tue Feb 3 13:23:34 PST 2004
begin Rick Moen Lives Three Hours from Nowhere quotation:
> Quoting Teh Entar-Nick (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > Given Rick's history with technical details (such as the Reply-To
> > header) I'm not hoping for a great informed conversation, but at
> > least you guys could fling poo at SOFTWARE instead of EACH OTHER.
> Summary for those who don't follow Nick's fuzzy mudslinging from
> mailing list to mailing list:
It's a most enjoyable thread.
> (NOTE: Even that ignored my point, which was my reading of the
> poster's _intent_, not MUA mechanics and RFCs.)
(See also: booby prize)
Note particularly the anecdote in the above URL'd thread about
Netscape prompting for From: and Reply-To: values in a confusing yet
> Nick rather sarcastically asked for examples of such MUAs. I said I
> dimly recall that that was a problem with pine and others on various
> OSes (Win32, MacOS), none of which I have at my disposal, nor intend
> to spend time and effort finding just to address a basically
> un-interesting question. Nick said this was _not_, in fact, true of
> pine, then launched into the verbal abuse thing. I repeated that I
> didn't have time for this, and wasn't about to collect some
> menagerie of MUAs in order to pursue the matter.
You poor little abused kitten, Rick! How could they have
tried to confuse you so with *facts*!
A quick read-through of the above-referenced thread
will either confirm or contradict this view of the conversation. The
end result is left as an interesting exercise for the lay reader.
Basically, Rick Moen needs a rewrite. He's lost all the deft
footwork and solid reasoning that amazed audiences in the 1990s. I
say we do it all in Pascal this time!
"Forget the damned motor car and build cities for lovers and friends."
-- Lewis Mumford
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