Mitch tries to defend his open relay again (was Re: ORBS (Re: Scanning))

Mitch Halmu mitch at
Tue May 29 07:58:25 UTC 2001

On Mon, 28 May 2001 Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:

> On Mon, 28 May 2001 22:07:06 BST, "Stephen J. Wilcox" said:
> > Altho I'm confused at how 'Netside offers a full uncensored usenet feed'
> > with only '18Gb of dedicated news storage' and not to mention the T1
> > capacity problem? ... Good job they have TWO starlan hubs!!
> It's obvious.. it's a 1995 feed. We're talking a COMPLETE time warp here.

It's a 1995 page which hasn't been updated in ages. I didn't even remember
it was still live. But at least it proves NetSide was around in those times.

Let's see, I have a copy of a active file, dated Jan 6, 1996. At that 
time, they were the norm. It contains 13090 lines. You do the math. File URL

I responded to Wilcox and Fraizer in private. Their bashful posts serve 
to illustrate exactly why such people cannot dictate policy to others.

There is one lesson to learn from this. We have reached a stage where
the rights of an individual or entity to existence in cyberspace need to 
be protected under the law. You may take the lead in applying democratic
principles that follow the real world laws, or the legislature will do 
it ad hoc.


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