[unisog] Dropping executables - who does it?

Avani avani at cs.hmc.edu
Thu Feb 5 23:57:28 GMT 2004


On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Christopher A Bongaarts wrote:

> > >In defense of some of the criticisms of banning attachments, that
> > >
> > >	i) It's a violation of freedom of expression.
> >
> > Do the same folks welcome spam. ;)
>
> Some actually do.  Fortunately, they are easy to work around (either
> by IT political muscle or allowing individual opt-out of filtering).

 Don't you think you are approaching this the wrong way?  The majority of
people who "welcome" spam simply don't trust any filters but themselves.
That is their right, and they clearly know what they are looking for, or
will learn soon enough with the wealth of spam on today's Internet.

 You say that you could work around these people.  Why not just cut off
any infected machines you see on your own network?  If your ToS doesn't
justify this, it should, as these people are clearly not yet capable of
keeping a computer on a public network.

 -- Avani

CENIC Systems Administrator



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