Monitoring, Flow Stats (Re: spam whore, norcal-systems)

Jared Mauch jared at
Mon Feb 1 23:16:58 UTC 1999

On Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 05:54:36PM -0500, Dean Anderson wrote:
> This kind of monitoring is probably a direct violation of 18 USC 2511, as
> is a public announcement of the monitoring results. Indeed, at present, I'd
> say it appears to be the best example of an unauthorized 3rd party
> violation I've seen so far. (most [all previous] people don't admit
> details, but we know some do it). Unless of course you have authorization
> from norcal or all the recipients of those 2 million packets to monitor.
> Since norcal isn't your customer, I don't suppose you have any paper
> showing they gave you permission to collect and publish information about
> their traffic.

	Interesting coroloary,

	Is it illegal for me to do flow-stats, as that examines packets
(in the same way one would filter), causing this data to be stored on
my flow stats server?

	- Jared

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