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Re: how to prevent cvs from locking?

From: DC
Subject: Re: how to prevent cvs from locking?
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 15:17:25 -0400

On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 19:07:59 +0100, "Dave Korn" <address@hidden> wrote:

>----Original Message----
>>From: Jim Hyslop
>>Sent: 22 September 2005 18:31
>> DC <address@hidden> wrote:
>> First of all, please do not make up email addresses.
>  Even more importantly, don't *forge* email addresses.
>  The domain "" is real and it belongs to someone (Hormel, as it
>happens, but for the sake of this discussion it could have been anyone).
>  By posting to a mailing list with a fake email address, you are committing
>forgery.  You are falsely claiming to be an authorised user from the domain
>in question.  What if there actually is someone whose username is "no" at
>that domain?  You're claiming to be them, that's what.  This could have
>real-world consequences for you and/or them.
>  And all the spam which would have been sent to you if you had used your
>real email address is now getting dumped on some innocent third party, which
>is appallingly selfish and ignorant.  You wouldn't like it if someone went
>around posting to mailing lists with _your_ email address because they
>didn't want spam and didn't care how much extra they were making you get,
>would you?
>  If you do ever have to munge your address, munge it for one that does NOT
>already exist.  That much should have been obvious.  If not, have a read of
>the address-munging FAQ.
>    cheers,
>      DaveK

I - think - I - get - the - point

1. There is no need to be an ass about it.  Jim pointed out his concerns in a 
non-hostile manor. In return I have posted my follow up using
a valid email address that belongs to myself.

2. Second, if someone out there is using the address "no" "joe" "dan" "john" 
etc they should expect quite a bit of spam.

3. The MX record for points to which is a private IP 
address. There are no mail servers out there that will recieve
mail for

4. You should investigate things a little further before you acuse somebody of 
flooding some innocent person w/ spam.

5. You just wasted everyones time and bandwidth by posting your message.

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