19 July 2004
Not so damn smart
I don't have a whole lot of faith in software-filtration systems, and here is Exhibit F. To this article at Fragments from Floyd, I attempted to post the following comment:
I've used the CA product for several years; results were satisfactory enough that 42nd and Treadmill, on my recommendation, installed it on all the corporate boxes under a site license.
The firewall that comes packaged with the EZ Armor package, incidentally, is a rebranded ZoneAlarm.
The comment was rejected with the following curt missive:
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Emphasis in the original.
I have no idea exactly what Fred's using to keep down the spammers, but it's obviously turned up too high. (It won't take a ping for this, either, for the same reason.)