[Esd-l] Something new

Simon Matthews simon at paxonet.com
Sat Feb 2 00:21:00 PST 2002

Will putting the files on an off-site (to the client) web server really
help to reduce traffic?

Does it matter if the clients download the files via POP OR HTTP? In fact 
HTTP could be worse, since they may download the files multiple times. 

Surely the real answer is to put a mail server in each location 
and forward emails there. Then, there should be only one copy of the email 
sent per location and the local mail server will handle the distribution 
of the one email to many clients via the LAN (rather than the WAN). 


On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Darryl Ross wrote:

> > Can't something similar already be done by:
> > SECURITY_QUARANTINE="$HOME/virus_quarantine/virus.file"
> I think he meant something along the lines of:
> And then put a comment in the email message along the lines of:
> "This email message has been scanned by the XYZ company's inbound email
> virus and macro scanner. An attachment has been found that has the
> possibility of containing either a virus or a dangerous macro. For safety
> reasons the attachment has been removed from this message and placed in a
> secure location on the Intranet website. You can download the attachment
> from http://intranet/~username/attachment.doc. Please remember to run
> [insert name of local desktop antivirus program] before you open the file."
> Personally, I think having an option like that would be really great. It
> would also be good if it were possible to do that to files above a certain
> size, whether they are dangerous or not. (My boss likes sending me 10Mb
> files regularly... I'd prefer to get them when I need them rather than the
> first time I check my mail...)
> > Not sure how many folks have shell accounts to access such
> > things these days anyway.
> Last time I counted, we had 116 users. One of them has shell access. Me.
> Darryl

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