newsflash! cypherpunks mailing list is behind cloudflare-NSA

Greg Newby gbnewby at
Fri Jul 12 11:42:04 PDT 2019

Newsflash! This happened in April, and was announced here:

We have been on Cloudflare's DNS since then for the email lists. 

I have shut their CDN on and off, and it's currently on. This means that their content distribution network does some caching of visits to (i.e., the Mailman interface to list archives etc.).

But the CDN doesn't handle emails. Those go through the (only) server for the list, which is also known as

In olden days of cypherpunks, there was a distributed list delivery via multiple servers. These days, it's on the single server, managed by the Mailman software. The server has the usual array of anti-spam measures like graylisting, SPF, DKIM and DMARC. But it's not that hard to spoof another user... if there are problems, I can dig into them a bit via the server logs.

And, if people think we should turn off the Cloudflare CDN, I can do that easily enough. It is not very relevant for us, other than perhaps making it a bit faster for people who are harvesting the list archives from somewhere that the CDN is faster than the (GigE) network that sits on.
 - Greg

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 01:02:20AM -0300, Punk wrote:
> subject says it all. 
> oh and I didn't send the previous message "Cryptocurrency: Trump Pumps Cryptos, Andreas Blasts jewcoins" 

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