[Mailman-Users] Re: 4 things:
Paul H Byerly
paul at thcwd.com
Tue Jan 13 02:04:04 CET 2004
> > Maybe it would be better to override the
> > sending time stamp only when it's, say, 2 days or more away
> > from the Mailman server time?
and Brad Knowles wrote:
> To really do it properly, you'd have to parse the date/time
>stamps on every hop that the message passed through, converting them
>all back to a common baseline (presumably something like UTC). When
>the "Date:" header is out-of-whack in comparison to the date/time
>stamps in the "Received:" headers, then it could be corrected
>(re-converted to the appropriate timezone, of course).
All I care about is the one that is used by the archiver. If this
date is not "reasonable" then it should be overridden. On second thought 2
days is too restrictive. Two days is fine for the future, longer would be
needed for the past.
>How would you tell what might have been forged versus what might have
>been caused by a server being down for a few days, or whatever?
Ultimately a bad guess would be better than something a decade or
two in the future. Go check out
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/ and see how things like
April 2024 and December 2006 make a mess.
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