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Re: FW: Read not honouring "-r"?

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 10:22:19AM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
> On 19 September 2006 04:50, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 01:16:31PM +0930, Irwin, Doug wrote:
>>> Sorry about the double post - the mailserver reported that it had (a)
>>> stripped the attachments and (b) blocked the post.  It obviously lied.
> If it didn't, it's being pretty amazingly thorough.  Stripped the
> attachments *and* blocked it!?!  That's really making sure it's dead!

My ex must have been a mail server in a previous life.

>> The mail server never says that it stripped attachments
>> and doesn't lie about blocking posts.
> Probably it was his outgoing server.
> [...]
> Well, one of his many outgoing servers.
> To anyone familiar with the's disastrous history of mega-scale 
> IT project failures, almost every one of which was supplied and 
> managed by EDS, it comes as little surprise (but much bitter irony) to 
> discover they can't even operate a mail server correctly ...

Anyone familiar with the's disastrous history of involvement in 
the middle east might recall that ex-Presidential candiate Ross "Giant 
Sucking Sound" Perot founded EDS.

There's a joke in there somewhere.


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