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Robrt (1414)

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Sunday February 01, 2004
02:17 AM greasy wheels

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For those of you following the mail saga, things should be flowing again now. This morning I found some grease and applied it to the appropriate wheel. (It's funny, the assumptions you make about a program.) In my testing, mail delays are now down to an acceptable amount -- that means minutes, not hours.

It doesn't help the volume problem, but we're blocking a lot of traffic now. If it even faintly smells like MyDoom, off to the doghouse.

There was a bit of leakage onto the mailing lists of mydoom that I wasn't seeing, because my mail provider was blocking some of it for me. We've put even stricter rules on the mailing lists. Hopefully the leakage will stop now -- but as the virus seems to be mutating, we'll keep our eyes on it.

I really haet to be doing this email blocking -- it feels wrong to me. But unless the next virus installs a virus scanner, I don't have a better solution at the moment.

In other news, Diet Coke with Lime is beter than Diet Coke with Lemon.

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  • many thanks to you (and Ask) for all your infrastructure work. It's not sexy but it's one of the crucial aspects of helping a community function.