At 5:22 PM -0700 5/28/01, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
On Monday, May 28, 2001, at 04:05 PM, David W. Tamkin wrote:
Yes. That's why I'm looking for better ways to protect an archive
but make it easy for legitimate users to get to it. The spambots
force my hand (IMHO) in protecting them, but putting them behind a
password is awkward. I've tried a few other things, but nothing
worth talking about, so I'm still looking.
So, Chuq, may I ask: do you get a lot of "What's the archive password?" re-
quests from list members or others with legitimate rights to visit them?
Just a thought. The idea is to stop the automatic harvesters; you
can't really stop the humans, they'll just join the list to get the
password. So you could write on the page leading to the archives "The
archive is password-protected, and the user name is 'foo' and the
password is 'bar'; we did this to reduce the chance that the archive
will be harvested."
--Paul Hoffman, Director
--Internet Mail Consortium