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namedroppers mismanagement: it never ends

2002-12-05 23:20:51
It has been a week since my latest attempt to get Bush to stop screwing
around with my messages. As per his new instructions, I sent a message
to namedroppers-owner(_at_)ops(_dot_)ietf(_dot_)org telling him to put 
djb(_at_)cr(_dot_)yp(_dot_)to on
the list of addresses from which submissions are automatically accepted.

Bush is continuing to delay and modify my messages. Furthermore, he has
done nothing to correct the other problems I identified:

   * He is continuing to manually publish my subscription address, which
     used to be private. Presumably, if I switch to another subscription
     address that he knows about, he'll publish that address too.

   * He is still failing to send ``This message is not being delivered''
     bounce notices back to his victims. Non-subscribers never realize
     that their namedroppers contributions have been destroyed.

   * He is continuing to delay messages from other people---in the last
     few days, a message from Bill Manning, a message from Randy Hall, a
     message from Ahau K'in, and some unknown number of messages that
     we'll never know about because they were silently discarded.

Meanwhile, it has been nearly two days since any namedroppers messages
have been delivered to my subscription address, while other subscribers
have received quite a few messages. Forged unsubscription requests with
no confirmation? ``Accidental'' problems in Bush's MTA? Stay tuned.

---D. J. Bernstein, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

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