[Esd-l] Something new

Floyd Pierce floydp at boxusa.com
Thu Jan 31 10:12:00 PST 2002

John, my users are about to drive me insane. We have a huge
problem with people using FSCKing M$ products with which they
manage to generate files only slightly less massive than a
black hole and then send an e-mail to 50 users on our system
with the big honking file as an attachment.

We have 24 locations with either 64K or 128K frame connections.
The result of the above is a "packet storm" on our network when
the e-mail clients automatically start picking up these huge

My proposal, which is only slightly related to the purpose of
the sanitizer: Could there be an option that would strip
attachments and place them in a user configurable place while
inserting a link into the message. So, when the 48 of the 50
don't care about the attachment, it doesn't get downloaded. Or
even if they all want it, the load gets spread out.

Of course this is a lot of complexity, but I'd bet that many
of us would use such a beast...

We also have a current problem with the sanitizer, in that it
scans the attachments 50 times under the above scenario.

Any thoughts?


Floyd Pierce              | Director of Information Technology
Phone  847-790-2830 (IL)  | Box USA
Phone  817-783-2355 (TX)  | floydp at boxusa.com
Fax    847-790-2880       | floyd at floydbob.com

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