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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.
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
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