jharper at gte.com
Tue Nov 23 21:27:06 UTC 1999
A humble suggestion at this point would be to take the argument between you
two into private e-mails.
From: Dean Anderson [mailto:dean at av8.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 10:57 AM
To: Daniel Golding
Cc: Kai Schlichting; nanog at merit.edu
Subject: Re: ARIN whois
No. I don't think it is ethically questionable. Each relay has started with
NOQUEUE log entries. The relayer is telneting to port 25, and getting the
telnet odie 25
Connected to odie.av8.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220-odie.av8.com ESMTP Sendmail; Tue, 23 Nov 1999 11:53:11 -0500 (EST)
220-Authorized Users Only
220-Notice: Unauthorized use billed at $1 per message, $10 per bounce,
220-$90/hr for cleanup.
220 Unauthorized use over $5000 defined as criminal by 18 USC 1030(6).
Around 11:38 PM 11/22/1999 -0500, rumor has it that Daniel Golding said:
>Have you considered that, while your stand may be legally correct, it is
>ethically questionable? By leaving your relays open, you invite abuse and
>facilitate the theft of other networks' resources. I can not imagine what
>legitimate purpose you might have for such a practice. Perhaps the most
>disturbing aspect of this is your steady beat on the drum of law and
>order, combined with your strange zeal to block out IP addresses from a
>large block of law abiding folks.
>I can only wish you luck in your endevour to have Federal law enforcement
>officials deliver warrant on international spammers. Clearly, those folks
>don't have enough to do, and need the extra work.
>- Daniel Golding
>On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Dean Anderson wrote:
>> These are coming from Mass, Cleveland, Ohio, and Virginia.
>> We use our relays for legitimate business purposes. They are not
"accidentally left open". We are not going to close them. We are going to
pursue abusers civilly and criminally. The FBI assures me that it does not
matter criminally that access comes from international sources.
>> Much of the activity appears to be comming from alleged ANTI-SPAMMERs
such as Chris Neill, and Alan Brown and Ron Guillemette who have been
inciting attacks against us, posting to alt.2600 and advertising our
service. Inciting criminal acts is a criminal act too, I'm pretty sure. We
make sure to mention them prominently.
>> Around 11:18 PM 11/21/1999 -0500, rumor has it that Kai Schlichting said:
>> >At 09:16 PM 11/21/99 -0500, Dean Anderson wrote:
>> >>Can someone send me a list of *all* AOL netblocks? ARIN's whois only
gives back a handful.
>> >>I want to block _all_ AOL netblocks, but its tough to find out what
>> >>Thanks to a few malicious, radical antispammers (Chris Neill, Alan
Brown, etc) we are getting hit with a large number of criminal mail relays.
Mostly coming from AOL addresses. We have about a half dozen individual
criminal complaints underway.
>> >Don't kid us, Dan. Close your fucking relays (not that any of them talk
>> >my hosts anyhow). If this has to be drummed into your bonehead again:
>> >WILL FIND YOUR RELAYS ON THEIR OWN, AND THEY WILL ABUSE THEM, NO MATTER
>> >HOW LOUD YOU SCREAM. THEY SIT IN CHINA, PAKISTAN AND KOREA, AND THERE IS
>> >NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT THEM SHORT OF CALLING THE WHITEHOUSE AND
>> >THESE PLACES INVADED. Alternatively, you could come to your senses and
>> >shut the literal front door of your house now that you've finally
>> >the first unsavory characters passing by. A couple years after the rest
>> >of us, no doubt.
>> >And they won't need ORBS or any other service to locate you, either.
>> >Stop complaining. No more secrets (now that's from Scott Yelich's
>> >kai at conti.nu "Just say No" to Spam Kai
>> >Palo Alto, New York, You name it Sophisticated Technical
>> >Kai's SpamShield <tm> is FREE!
>> Plain Aviation, Inc dean at av8.com
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