[ale]OT It begins...

Jeff Hubbs hbbs at comcast.net
Wed Feb 4 08:59:25 EST 2004

FWIW, one virtue of my proposal is that the results are trivially

On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 19:54, Geoffrey wrote:
> 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.
Jeff Hubbs <hbbs at comcast.net>

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