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ARCHIVE: 'Phage List' - Archives (1988 - 1989)
DOCUMENT: phage #174 [mail from /dev/null] (1 message, 638 bytes)
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From: Gary J. Rosenblum <rosenblg@cmcl2.NYU.EDU>
To: phage
Date: Tue 18:21:13 08/11/1988 EST
Subject: mail from /dev/null
References: [Thread Prev: 172] [Thread Next: 180] [Message Prev: 177] [Message Next: 175]

howdy,

	since all the recorded info in our mail syslogs point to the
user "/dev/null", i think sites that use that name should change to
something else, at least for the time being.  note the message i just
received in my mailbox:

>From /dev/null Tue Nov  8 17:37:44 1988
>Return-Path: </dev/null>
>Received:  by cmcl2.NYU.EDU (5.51/25-eef)
    id AA24257; Tue, 8 Nov 88 17:37:41 EST
>Received: by psuvax1.cs.psu.edu (5.59/Psu2.1)
    id AA18650; Tue, 8 Nov 88 16:38:04 EST
>Received: by vax.cs.pittsburgh.edu (5.54/1.14)
    id AA28905; Tue, 8 Nov 88 16:07:19 EST
>Date: Tue, 8 Nov 88 16:07:19 EST
>From: pitt!uucp (UNIX-to-UNIX Copy)
>Message-Id: <8811082107.AA28905@vax.cs.pittsburgh.edu>
>To: uucp
>Subject: uuxqt cmd (rmail goosh) status (signal 0, exit 67)


					gary


Gary J. Rosenblum
UNIX Systems Manager			rosenblg@nyu.edu
New York University			gary@nyu.edu

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