Re: Moderation issues resolved

  • From: Steve Holmes <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 16:12:33 -0700

Hash: RIPEMD160

I'd like to offer a suggestion that all of can use to "authenticate"
ourselves.  What I mean is provide a method to prove it is really us
when we post messages or send e-mail to anyone.  I use PGP to sign all
my messages.  You know, those annoying taggs on my messages that say
"PGP..." at the top of my messages? Well to make a long story short, I
set up a private/public key pair using a PGP client called gpg (Gnu
Privacy Guard) that runs under Linux.  I tie it into my e-mail client so
the outgoing message is "wrapped" into a signature that is verified by
the persons reading my messages by using PGP on their end to "verify"
the signature.  Actually PGP does all this for us so it isn't really as
complicated as it sounds.  If the signature verifies successfully, then
my message was not tampered with and it came from me and noone else.
Note that absolutely nobody else could create a signed message from me
that twould verify successfully because they don't have the private key
that I use to originate all this in the first place.  Why do I mention
all this? People have been spoofing Jeff Bishop lately, making the nasty
and disruptive messages look like Jeff was sending them.  We all know
that is way below Jeff's morral character so I know better and most of
probably know that too.  But a signature method like PGP can absolutely
prove it out.

For anyone interested in signing and encrypting e-mail, look at and to learn more.  it is rather daunting at
first but once set up in place, it just all works in the background for

Hey Jeff, good luck on the filtering or whatever you finally do on this
list; and like Larry, the Cable Guy says, "Get er done.":)

On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 04:20:40PM -0400, Ron Canazzi wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> Keep up the good work!  As far as I'm concerned, if we let this guy make us 
> close the list, then we justify his insanity.  By all means, do not let him 
> have the satisfaction of shutting down this list.
> Thanks and take care.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jeff Bishop" <jeff.bishop@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: "'Chris Skarstad'" <toonhead@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 2:01 AM
> Subject: Moderation issues resolved
> Hello Everyone,
> Let me first start by saying that because I have not been posting doesn't
> mean I am not working on this issue.  I have just spent the last 2.5 hours
> doing research on this problem and frankly could have been doing a lot more
> things with my time then worrying about this list due to our friend.  In
> addition, me posting about it just eggs him on.  What do you want me to do,
> say, "I know, I am working on it"?
> I do believe that the flags are now configured such that we should be OK,
> but I thought that before.  We will see.
> If anyone wants to take the list and thinks they can do it better, then by
> all means you can have it.
> Jeff Bishop
> A very sad and hurt list owner

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