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jlinkels 12-14-2010 06:37 AM

Reply notification of message posted 6 years ago?
Today I received this e-mail. I have included the complete headers for clarity, never mind the 'xxx', I put them in myself for obfuscation. The announcement is for a post made 6 years ago.


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 Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:29:21 -0500
 Subject: Reply to thread 'IPTABLES rules for active FTP'
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Dear jlinkels,

TruckStuff has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - IPTABLES rules for active FTP - in the Linux - Security forum of

This thread is located at:

Here is the message that has just been posted:

Originally posted by heby
*just look at them:

iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -p tcp --sport ftp -j ACCEPT
iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -

There may also be other replies, but you will not receive any more notifications until you visit the forum again.

All the best,


jeremy 12-14-2010 08:49 AM


There were indeed posts made to the thread yesterday.


jlinkels 12-14-2010 09:49 AM


Can't imagine that, the last message is from 2009-04-22 and the thread is closed. I can't image moderators remove the last posted message when closing a thread.

Besides, this e-mail quotes exactly the post made by Truckstuff in 2006.


jeremy 12-14-2010 09:53 AM

I see what happened. Thanks for the heads up.


win32sux 12-14-2010 09:33 PM

I got one of these too (and I'm the one who had closed that thread). I made a mental note to ask Jeremy about this weirdness, but my memory sucks and I forgot. It sounds like the issue has been identified, though. Thanks to jeremy for looking into this and jlinkels for reporting.

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