[ale]OT It begins...

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Wed Feb 4 07:53:19 EST 2004

Jim Popovitch wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-02-04 at 04:52, Chris Farris wrote:
>>If someone wants to write a little perl script that traverses a
>>directory structure, takes each html file, obfuscates any email addrs;
>>writes that file to /tmp/something; then moves that file back into place
>>- I'll run it on the archives. Make sure the file perms are 644. 
> Chris, make a backup first if you care to not leave the archives
> fubar'ed.  In my opinion, based on doing this very same thing elsewhere,
> there is no way to do this without knowing ahead of time which email
> addresses you want obfuscated.  You do not want all emails obfuscated.

Why not?

As long as the obfuscation has a general approach, folks checking the 
archives should be able to translate it to the proper addr.

I don't think the need is to encrypt the addys, just obfuscate them, 
which would require a manual process to translate back.

Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
Building secure systems inspite of Microsoft

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