From: Rónán (ronan-kennedy at domain esatclear.ie)
Date: Thu 04 May 2000 - 18:21:14 IST
On 4/5/00 at 3:46 pm, singer at domain redbrick.dcu.ie ('Brian Scanlan') wrote:
> Who here has never received a mythical virus warning? An utterly inaccurate
> one, spread by vaguely well meaning though clueless induhviduals? Mailing
> "useful" virus warnings like this to every mailing list you can think of
> creates a culture where people think they're supposed to forward any virus
> warning, illegitimate or not, to everybody they know and their mailing lists.
I remember a user emailing a 'Good Times' warning to all users on a server in
NUI, Galway during my time in Computer Services there...about a thousand people.
Gave some people a fright, and we had to field calls from alarmed people all
> If you are actually concerned with viruses, there's plenty of authoritive
> warning mailing lists out there.
Exactly. ILUG is supposed to be about Linux (although I would say about half the
posts are off-topic :-), and although I see the point about many of the
subscribers being Unix sysadmins and needing to watch for things that will screw
up mail delivery via their machines, they should get that information elsewhere.
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