From: Russ Allbery (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jul 02 1998 - 00:01:54 CDT
Seth Breidbart <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> (Cancel server for victims of forgery.)
>> The problem with this is a general perception that it's not fast
>> enough. By the time the user (a) discovers the problem, (b) finds the
>> cancel server, and (c) goes through the handshaking protocol, the
>> message will likely have been seen by 90% of the readership and the
>> cancel is basically worthless.
> (a) is necessary under any protocol. (b) can be a single keystroke in
> the newsreader. (c) should take minutes, since the user will be waiting
> for the email.
Um, Seth, in the message you just responded to, I outlined a system where
(a) wasn't necessary.
(a) is really the part that makes it slow. (b) is scriptable, as you
point out, and (c) shouldn't be too bad (although it probably will be on
-- Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <URL:http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>