Hi Grey Hat :
> >> Well.... first of all, add the IP of that PC to
> the "redlist" or, if
> >> can't use a regexp and add it to redre; next,
> enable the ASSP
> >> rate limiter
> > Nop ! NO knowledge on regex, no knowledge on redlist.
> > I will avoid using both.
> > Also, no time for _that_ learning curve. At least, not
> > Thanks anyway !
> Ok, so give up using ASSP and move on, sorry to say this
> but either you want to solve an issue and have it *solved*
> or you're just trying to "band-aid" a screwed setup and in
> this latter case, given that you don't WANT to get a grip
> on the tool(s) you're using, I don't think I or anyone
> here will be able to help you; all in all we're dealing
> ASSP here and people using it is supposed to *know*
> or at least be WILLING to know how it works; if that isn't
> the case, then, I think that everyone here has better
> to do and in any case doesn't get paid to help others
> not even willing to help theirselves
Well, it's official.
At least in _this_ list I always manage to make more enemies than
Looks like once more (for the n'th time), I managed to come
across as ignorant and rude. For this, I (once more) apologize.
This was _not_ my intention.
What I _meant_ to say is that I have _waaaaay_ too much work
to fiddle with regex. I also, made clear that I am not the
smartest of people (I admit it) in this list.
To me fiddling with regexs is like wanting to intentionaly
break what I've been building and maintaining since 2003 !
Not a good start for someone like me.
Also I strongly believe that I am not the only one in this list
not wanting to fiddle with regex. However, I _am_ always the
one expressing myself and saying the simple truth. Oh well.
I am not a friend of "band-aiding" stuff. What I manage to learn,
I learn it well. So well I see dreams about it in my sleep !
At this point, I would think that something really basic like :
"don't allow this user to contribute to the whitelist/blacklist"
should be more than enough. No regex, no redlist.
I have four diferrent installations and _never_ relied on regex
and redlist and three of them (the fourth being the one in trouble
now) have been working fine for the last five to six years !
> > I can do this. It's very high (VERY high) maintenance
> though and
> > I thought that _at least_ for that client I wouldn't
> have to do it
> No, it's not "high manteinance" it's the rule of thumb, if
> you run a
> corporate network which has its own mail system you MUST
> port 25 from clients and only allow that from the mail
> servers; then,
> by the way, the business is yours so you are free to choose
> to screw things up, not my problem at all
Yes, indeed. Not your problem. But please understand for a moment
what I am trying to relay to you.
All this is true.
For reason that on-one would be interested in (mainly me not getting
paid most of the times) all these "standard procedures" / security
steps are a luxury to me.
Think of it like this.
You are an IT person trying to firefight all day long. Clients are
not interested in what you do and furthermore, clients' employees don't
take anything seriously when it comes to IT security issues.
So, there you have it. I would think that you now have a complete mental
icon of what's going on.
Should things be simpler and more straight-forward, sure; I would
learn about regex and redlists and all that wonderful stuff.
However, every day I have to "fix this now or else".
Before I close this, I would like to sincerely thank you for all your
time and patience. That's what I always say when I close my messages.
And I don't do it by force of habit. I do it because I sincerely believe
that I am talking to great people working with great software.
If it weren't for people like you, I would have quit this list a long
Best Regards to all once again and apologies if I came across the wrong
"I merely function as a channel that filters
music through the chaos of noise"