Re: [LIST] Dupe wars?

Rik van Riel (
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 13:23:04 +0100 (CET)

On Sun, 6 Dec 1998, Aaron Tiensivu wrote:

> Is anyone getting massive dup messages from the list this weekend?
> Is there some funky misconfiguration sending msgs back to vger?
> I had about 100 msgs this morning from Dec 4, and 5 that were already here.
> It seems to be continuing too.
> I'm on the digest, so I don't know if it affects the non-digest people.
> Procmail splits it up for me nicely. :)

Some moron in singapore (or some other country in the far
east) had his VACATION program bounce back the digests to
the kernel.

I mailed him about it and set up a procmail rule to bounce
the stuff back to him (counting on it that his mail server
was smaller than the one at my university :). This made him
shut up pretty quickly :)

>From now on I will add the following rules to my .procmailrc
on my university's machine (so I don't have to download the

* ^Subject.*kernel-digest
* ^Sender.*owner-linux-kernel
* > 20000

(that is, until I find out how to do proper bouncing on
our rather restricted procmail system)


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