tz list searchable on Google
chucks2 at veladg.com
Mon May 22 15:42:06 UTC 2006
At 10:32 AM -0400 5/22/06, Olson, Arthur David \(NIH/NCI\) [E] wrote:
>I'm also worried about spam; that's why electronic mail addresses have
>been purged from the time zone distribution (and most especially from
>the source data files such as "northamerica" which end up on millions of
Thank you for taking this action.
>The gmane site's archive of stuff that's gone out on the time zone
>mailing list extends back to July 2004; has tz-linked spam been seen
Not that I know of. I don't think that the gmane mailing list archive
currently poses a significant security threat.
>And...if the gmane mailing list archive is a bad thing, is the elsie
>ftpable mailing list archive also a bad thing (or is security through
>difficulty of use sufficient)?
I think that there are two issues. One is security (spam, etc.) and
the other is exposure. I understand that the tz list is public, but
this new archive exposes the tz list content to anyone with a web
browser. For example, all tz list content can now be searched for on
This is a big change. I think that this very dramatic increase in
exposure will eventually have a negative affect on the list. I have
seen this happen to other lists. Right now the tz list is very
focused and low volume. I like that.
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