FEDORA net etiquette

Michael H. Warfield mhw at WittsEnd.com
Tue Oct 28 19:02:12 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 12:55 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:49:36 -0500
> "Mikkel L. Ellertson" <mikkel at infinity-ltd.com> wrote:
> >  I can not "prove" that an unsigned message did not
> > come from me, but I would hope an unsigned message posted to the
> > list would cause people to take a closer look at it.

> Wouldn't an examination of the message headers accomplish much the same thing?
> Assuming that the "imposter" isn't using the same mailserver as you are, of
> course.

	Headers can be forged and people do not check headers (they are not
obvious).  If you sign your messages, they know they came from you.  If
you are religious about it, they can trust that the others probably did
NOT come from you.

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