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Re: Hi

  • From: Todd Suiter
  • Date: Wed Dec 12 02:31:11 2001

Well, actually they've tried education.  Even the anti-virus vendors
feel the same, they've tried, they've failed to educate. So, not to
put TOO fine a point on it, if people aren't 'clueful'(how nice) enough
to A: turn off known harmful options, B: run current antivirus software(if you don't you are criminally negligent), C: use software that, if not virus
proof(don't know of any, but...), is hard to infect, and not open attachments
from people they don't know, then filter it. Is there any operational
reason to have attachments clutter NANOG? Not that I can really think of, other
than what this whole topic is about. You want to share big logs with people, etc, put them on a web site.

todd 'sick of people using email as a file server' suiter

On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Joe Abley wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 09:44:34PM -0800, Larry Diffey wrote:
> > You would think that NANOG would filter out all attachments sent to the
> > mailing list.
> >
> > Wow, what a concept!!
> I'm sure this is not what you meant, but I have noticed recently
> that many less-technically-inclined people seem to think that "the
> attachment" is the dangerous thing, almost as if the "technology of
> attachments" is somehow flawed and risky.
> This is surely a triumph of marketing over education.
> Joe