FEDORA net etiquette

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Tue Oct 28 20:59:34 UTC 2008


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.
> 
It should. Unfortunately, too many people have a problem determining
where the real headers end, and the fake headers begin. I have run
into people that don't even look past the list server information to
see where the list server received the message from... (All your
messages came from <something>.redhat.com.) How these same people
manages to get things set up to verify an e-mail signature is a
mystery to me - maybe someone sets it up for them?

Mikkel
-- 

  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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