bug-make Denial of Service attack

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bug-make Denial of Service attack

Paul Smith-20
Hi all;

You are probably not aware but bug-make (and probably other mailing
lists) are undergoing a denial of service attack where they are being
subscribed to thousands of other mailing lists.  Most lists (I hope!!)
require confirmation before they will subscribe so the actual
subscription will not take effect, but that just means the list admins
are getting 1000's of subscription confirmation messages.

I've configured the bug-make mailman filter to try to discard all these
messages directly.  Hopefully this doesn't cause any issues with
legitimate email.  If you think your legitimate email to the bug-make
list is being discarded please email me directly.