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SubjectRe: F*ck*ng japanese garbage postings and possible HACK.
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Rik van Riel <riel@conectiva.com.br> writes:

> On Sun, 16 Jul 2000, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
>
> > Why not just get the list admin to require posters to be
> > subscribed??
>
> Because that would mean we could no longer get bug reports
> >From non-subscribers. Also, some sites (eg transmeta) run
> an internal (read-only) linux-kernel newsgroup because some
> people find it easier to deal with the volume in news clients.
>
> Also, the volume of email following a spam or asian charset
> post always seems to be several times more the volume of those
> mails themselves, so the issue really can't be that serious ;)

it's not the volume of mails. it's the charset throwing a monkey
wrench into your mailreader. one is enough.

check out how kernelnotes mail listing in netscape goes nuts after it
hits one of these japanese spam land mines. you can still read it,
but the subjects are in italics and each post has a bunch of empty
lines after it.

for example
<URL:http://kernelnotes.org/lnxlists/linux-kernel/lk_0007_03/>

however this might better be fixed over at kernelnotes to make its
maillist -> html script expunge offending characters.

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J o h a n K u l l s t a m
[kullstam@ne.mediaone.net]
Don't Fear the Penguin!

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