[Users] FYI: Bad date formats and sorting...

Jim Seymour jseymour at LinxNet.com
Wed Jun 1 12:40:28 CEST 2016

On Tue, 31 May 2016 18:12:05 -0400
Pierre Fortin <pf at pfortin.com> wrote:

> Thought this might be useful info about date sorting...
> Last week, I received some mail which didn't appear where it should in
> the list of messages.  Discovered the problem to be due to the sender
> using an antiquated date format. Sent them the following and still
> haven't heard back...
> >It should read:
> >     Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 22:23:29 -0400
> >not: Date: Wed May 25 22:23:29 EDT 2016 
> >
> >Your Date causes incorrect sort-by-date at the receiving end.
> >See also https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5322#section-4.3  
> The sender...?  US-CERT!   The guys who keep tabs on
> vulnerabilities... sure inspires confidence...   :/

Odd.  I just looked at my CERT folder:

| Subject: TA16-144A: WPAD Name Collision Vulnerability
| Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 15:22:06 -0500
| To: jseymour at linxnet.com
| From: "US-CERT" <US-CERT at ncas.us-cert.gov>

Looks right to me.

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