Re: USR 5605 External USB modem not 'recognized'
From: E. Bruce Lynn, II (eblynn2_at_mindspring.com)
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 20:25:35 GMT
Thank you for writing back Rick. After your last email I reduced the
level of filtering with Mindspring which I think will significantly
reduce the problems non-spammers have getting through. I checked out
the C-R response page and though the details were beyond my current tech
knowledge, I believe that I understood the primary import of what
Karsten was saying.
So do you have any ideas where I can find out how to get my external USB
modem 'installed' and 'recognized' by my Linux distro, Xandros? I am
almost at the point to where I can boot to Linux for 90% of what I need
-- Bruce Rick Moen wrote: > E. Bruce Lynn, II <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > >>Sorry that I created so many problems. > > > Not a big problem. Thanks for the follow-up. > > >>Unfortunately, many people are being spammed like never before. In fact >>I attribute part of this to my participation to ng's like this. So I am >>sorry that your received a message from the EarthLink "spamBlocker" >>annoybot. > > > Unfortunately, challenge-response systems tend to worsen the spam > problem, not make it better. Please see: > > http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Rants/challenge-response.html > > As one of the lesser consequences, over time, you will be basically > cutting yourself off from technical users, because (like me) they will > progressively killfile all known sources of C-R queries. Because I've > now done this prospectively, nobody else's EarthLink C-R challenge mails > will be reaching me; the customers might end up thinking I'm ignoring > them, whereas all I'm doing is filtering out of my life a known source > of spam. > > So, you might want to rethink that aspect of your antispam strategy. > (Spam isn't an easy problem, I realise.) >