The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0363 Friday, 8 June 2007
Date: Friday, June 08, 2007
An explanation is called for. For several months now, there have been
significant interruptions in the SHAKSPER service. Some had to do with
my issues; others with a clever Spammer. For the most part, virus,
worms, and Trojan horses that infect PC based machines and servers are
not a threat to Linux servers, the machine I use for SHAKSPER. A clever
Spammer, however, found a way to distribute spams using the listserv
software. As a result of these spasms, the SHAKSPER server was
blacklisted by a number of Service Providers and Universities and many
of you were automatically removed from SHAKSPER.
As it turns out, early June is the time my L-Soft listserv license is up
for renewal. I renewed, and Eric Luhrs (SHAKSPER Technical Advisor
extraordinaire) installed the latest version of listserv (v. 15.0), a
major upgrade. I set listserv to its highest levels of security, closing
off the way our Spammer broke though our previous setup.
Since April, something on the order of 150 SHAKSPEReans have been
removed. I have spent many hours today adding those members back.
Should, however, you not wish to continue your SHAKSPER members, simply
send the command
in a message with a blank Subject line to
or drop me a note.
Relatively normal service should resume soon.
Hardy M. Cook
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