(Fwd) Re: [svlug] LoveLetter reporting -- Microsoft, not compu

Marc Merlin marc_news at valinux.com
Fri May 5 23:30:49 PDT 2000


On ven, mai 05, 2000 at 10:12:41 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Walter Reed (walt at hubinternet.com):
> 
> > This is a nice little set of scripts which helps sanitize some 
> > of the garbage emails floating around....
> > http://www.wolfenet.com/~jhardin/procmail-security.html
> 
> Why bother?  If your Unix-based e-mail system lacks enough capacity
> to handle the temporary load surge from people so stupid that they
> run suspicious executables received in the mail, maybe you just need to
> add some more disk or RAM.  

You'd think so...
I've seen SGI's mail servers on their knees when Melissa came out.

It was quite pathetic really
(not that sendmail sucked that much, but that so many people were running
outlook, and were completely clueless too)

Marc
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