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ARCHIVE: 'Phage List' - Archives (1988 - 1989)
DOCUMENT: phage #204 [Re: Security Mailing List Reposity Offering] (1 message, 1008 bytes)
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From: gatech!ucsd!zardoz!neil (Neil Gorsuch)
To: phage
Date: Tue 20:19:49 08/11/1988 EST
Subject: Re: Security Mailing List Reposity Offering
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Mel Pleasant posts the following:

>I realize that I may be only pointing out the obvious ....  There are two
>security lists currently under discussion and I get the feeling that some
>people are talking about them as if we're talking about one proposed list.

And to even further confuse things, there was another security mailing list
on zardoz (, already in place and operating slightly before Andrew
Burt announced his intended revitalization of the old security mailing list.
The zardoz list is intended for any system administrator and is probably
not going to have the same level (and dangerous hints) of material posted
in the phage mailing list.  Certainly no explicit details of breaking
security such as a posting of the virus source code.

>Mark Verber proposed a security list on this mailing list.  It includes some
>procedures for gaining access to the list and some suggestions about
>archving certain fixes and the like.  Andrew Burt in the meantime is
>attempting to revitalize the old security list which died about a year ago.
>Andrew has announced this revitalization effort on USENET.  His
>announcements include procedures for list membership, etc. Andrew's list has
>become active enough at least to already start accepting new applicants.

The zardoz list already has over 100 members and my mailbox is flooded
with requests for membership.

>We're going to have mass confusion out there if we attempt to spring a 2nd
>security list onto the scene.

There already is mass confusion because there are 2 security mailing
lists currently operating (if Andrew Burts list is operational now).