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Re: Netgate.net.nz/ORBS spam colusion
- From: William Allen Simpson
- Date: Fri Jan 07 23:11:53 2000
Dean Anderson wrote:
> I would like to get your opinions on this.
My opinion is that you should sue them vigorously -- and lose. This
would help the rest of us immensely by providing a solid precedent for
common carrier liability regarding the activities of our subscribers.
My technical evaluation is that you were discovered to be operating an
open relay, you have been notified that you are operating an open relay,
and have failed to secure your open relay. Thus, through your own
deliberate action, the publication that you operate an open relay
constitutes an invitation to use the open relay. Your failure to
enforce secure authorization practices is negligent, and you have
failed to abate a public nuisance.
Whether your threat to encourage illegal penetration of another's system
is criminal should be brought to the proper authorities for evaluation.
I'm sure that many of us would be happy to testify on behalf of Netgate.
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