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Re: Locking support

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Locking support
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 20:15:41 -0400 (EDT)

[ On , September 6, 2001 at 13:25:39 (GMT), address@hidden wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Locking support
> Can't deny that, though I usually only foam on Mondays.

I only foam on Fridays myself.....   :-)

> What is the "Usenet cross-link"?

That was just a sly reference to your real "location" (i.e. your NTNTP
client host):

        $ host -a

but it really meant you're posting to the address@hidden via the
recently (but perhaps not very wisely) resurrected mail2news gateway and
doing so with a not only obfuscated, but also invalid, e-mail address.

>  Anyway, I did just change my email
> address after six years with my old one.  Six years of posting my
> email address free and clear on Usenet and I now get average of 50
> spams a day.  I just couldn't keep up.  Using the .invalid extension
> is quite accepted and strongly advised.

Hmmm..... what's this all about then?

    $ smail -v -bv address@hidden
    address@hidden ... not deliverable: unknown host
    $ host -a   does not exist, try again
    $ whois
    Whois Server Version 1.3
    Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered
    with many different competing registrars. Go to
    for detailed information.
    No match for "OLAGRANDE.ORG".
    >>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 02:27:14 EDT <<<
    The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .ORG, .EDU domains and

is there a typo in your ~/.sig, or are you really trying to hide from
the Usenet spam monsters?

(I don't really like people posting to what are primarily e-mail forums
with obfuscated e-mail addresses, but then again I'm not much of a fan
of the remains of the public Usenet system either.)

                                                        Greg A. Woods

+1 416 218-0098      VE3TCP      <address@hidden>     <address@hidden>
Planix, Inc. <address@hidden>;   Secrets of the Weird <address@hidden>

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