1993-02-23 - Doubled penet messages

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From: Hal <74076.1041@CompuServe.COM>
To: Cypherpunks <cypherpunks@toad.com>
Message Hash: 9c4052884064da9fa2d38559332ebfd1978858b32abf0ad5cc0351fa8dd9cef5
Message ID: <93022317302974076.1041_DHJ36-1@CompuServe.COM>
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UTC Datetime: 1993-02-23 17:38:43 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 23 Feb 93 09:38:43 PST

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From: Hal <74076.1041@CompuServe.COM>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 93 09:38:43 PST
To: Cypherpunks <cypherpunks@toad.com>
Subject: Doubled penet messages
Message-ID: <930223173029_74076.1041_DHJ36-1@CompuServe.COM>
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I see what's causing the double messages from Deadbeat.
Penet puts an X-Anonymously-To: cypherpunks@toad.com into the header that it
sends.  (I'm not sure why it has to do this; isn't this redundant with the
"To:" header?)  The cypherpunks mailing list rebroadcaster keeps this
header.  The mailing list goes to Chael Hall's remailer.  That remailer sees
the X-Anonymously-To line in the header and thinks this message is a
remailing request.  (The other Cypherpunks remailers uses a different header
line for their remailing requests.)  That remailer then obediently sends the
mail to Cypherpunks, and so we get two messages.
Either Chael's remailer should not accept X-Anonymously-To as its remailing
request, or Penet should not put X-Anonymously-To into the outgoing message
Perhaps this would be a good time to standardize the supported set of
headers for remailing requests.