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The purpose of the list is to provide you with a moderated firewall and security related list that is more like a journal than a public soapbox. Firewall-Wizards will not cluttered with spam, flames or other non-list related traffic. The addresses of the list members will not be made available for any purpose other than maintaining the list. This is because we feel your participation on this list is your decision and should not be an invitation to unnecessary junk mail.

The list is hosted by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business. Firewall-Wizards" is a trademark of Verizon Business.

To keep list volume low and signal to noise ratio high, I will moderate the list, approving and publishing postings on an approximately daily basis. The "List Policy" below states how the list moderator will handle commercial content, regardless of its origin.

List Policy:

  • Commercial postings are discouraged unless they are of high technical content. I.e.: it is OK to post a description of a product or how a product could help solve a problem. It is NOT OK to follow up to postings saying "buy our thing! it does that!"
  • MIME content, HTML content, and weird attachments will not be sent to the list. If you post, please post in plain text ONLY.
  • It is acceptable to include URLs in postings that point to marketing materials on another website, as long as they are not the primary content of the posting.
  • Spam will be discarded without acknowledgement.
  • Flame wars are discouraged. If they happen, I will contact both parties out of band and ask them to desist. Postings to the effect of "stop this flamewar" will be discarded without acknowledgement but will be taken into consideration by the moderator.
  • Postings will not be edited for content; they will either be accepted entirely or rejected entirely.

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Once again, welcome!

Paul D. Robertson

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