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Re: Clueless anti-virus products/vendors (was Re: Sober)
- From: Edward B. Dreger
- Date: Wed Dec 07 21:07:54 2005
DO> Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 17:02:51 -0800
DO> From: Douglas Otis
DO> > Hmmmm. BATV-triggered bounces. Virus triggers forged bounce which in
DO> > turn triggers "your DSN was misguided" bounce. Perhaps the bandwidth
DO> > growth of the '90s will continue. ;-)
DO> BATV should not trigger any bounce as this only changes the local-part of
DO> the bounce-address (a.k.a return-path). BATV allows quick rejection of the
DO> session when a spoof is detected before any message is exchanged. This
I've read the spec.
DO> should alleviate your concerns about bandwidth. It would also depreciate
I usually don't use humor-related smileys when I'm worried.
DO> this tactic and further reduce related traffic. Being sensitive about
DO> spoofed DSNs, one would expect to hear accolades for BATV rather than
Wouldn't it be nice to let people know their DSNs are misplaced? Or
does that only apply to viruses and worms? ;-)
So much for "be conservative in what you send and liberal in what you
accept". Yes, BATV helps block the errant DSNs. It's just a shame that
we seem to be shifting responsibility to the recipient, treating the
symptom instead of the disease.
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