1997-01-13 - Re: A vote of confidence for Sandy

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From: Ray Arachelian <sunder@brainlink.com>
To: ichudov@algebra.com
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Message ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.970113144323.17946B-100000@beast.brainlink.com>
Reply To: <199701110345.VAA02052@manifold.algebra.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-01-13 19:45:37 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 11:45:37 -0800 (PST)

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From: Ray Arachelian <sunder@brainlink.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 11:45:37 -0800 (PST)
To: ichudov@algebra.com
Subject: Re: A vote of confidence for Sandy
In-Reply-To: <199701110345.VAA02052@manifold.algebra.com>
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On Fri, 10 Jan 1997 ichudov@algebra.com wrote:

> Does not the moderated list, moderated by YOU, already exist? 
> I am confused.

It is not the only one, however it doesn't run at the toad.com level.
> > What difference does it make if a message is delayed for 10-30 minutes?  
> > Why is it a bad idea or suspicious?  If you post something and it doesn't 
> It is indeed suspicious because it raises a possibility of
> concealed human involvement.

What kind of concealed human involvement?  Running a raw list + a 
moderated list doubles the traffic.  Running a moderated + flames list 
keeps the traffic the same.  What's there to conceal when a flames list 
If your threat model is that paranoid, what's to stop someone now from 
intercepting traffic from toad.com from the sendmail queues?  Mail gets 
sent (typically, not sure about toad) every 15 minutes, that's enough 
time for human interaction.  What's the difference?

> > The point was to optimize the sendmail to send moderated messages first.
> What does that optimise if there is a more or less continuous traffic?

> That's a non-answer.

Cute, ask a question, then answer it yourself for me?  If there is 
continous traffic, it's because of the flames that are autogenerated.  
There's been a rare day when there has ever been continous traffic.

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