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Re: Time to check the rate limits on your mail servers

  • From: J.D. Falk
  • Date: Thu Feb 03 16:36:36 2005

On 02/03/05, "Miller, Mark" <[email protected]> wrote: 

>   How come it is always about controlling the symptoms and not the
> illness?  The vast majority of these
> "spam drones" are compromised WINDOWS machines.  If the operating system
> and dominant email applications so easily allows the users' machines to
> be taken over by a third party, then there is something wrong with the
> operating system and the mail applications.  It occurs to me that the
> solution is not to limit the range of destruction, but to defuse the
> bomb.  Perhaps the focus for a solution should move up the model to
> layer 7.

	Upgrading and/or replacing the OS for every Windows user on the
	planet is an educational issue.  Keeping the network viable
	while you figure out how to do that is an operational issue.

J.D. Falk                                          uncertainty is only a virtue
<[email protected]>                    when you don't know the answer yet