Re: Virus alerts ? / messages from non-subscriber will be denied

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-05-02 20:20:51 UTC

On Thu, May 02, 2002 at 10:17:27AM -0700, Nigel Ballard wrote:

> I've seen a number of Virus warnings in with the traffic on this list.

Yes.. and the Klez worms causing these warnings, too.

> Do we have a single person uploading infected files?

No.. They seemed to have come at least from two separate addresses.

> If so, would it not be possible/prudent to remove them?

The messages were not from list subscribers. Previously, messages from non-subscribers were accepted, but this has now changed. From now on, only messages from subscribers will be accepted to the list. Messages from non-subscribers will be sent to me for approval before they can be delivered to the list (and I will not promise to approve these very quickly, so using subscribed addresses is highly recommended). This will hopefully prevent further virus/worm messages (and spam for that matter) from getting to the list.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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