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RE: Recent NANOG postings

  • From: dgold
  • Date: Mon Sep 16 16:45:49 2002

Yes, the spoofs may occasionally get out of hand. However, there may be a
reason why - namely the unfortunate increase in clueless or
uninformed postings.

Personally, I would much rather have a good laugh from reading such a
parody, then read about some crazy scheme or unresearched query.

I would strongly object to banning any entire domain from this mailing
list. Additionally, the practice of banning folks for "off-topic" posting
seems rather unevenly applied - spam is, by definition, off-topic to
NANOG, and yet long threads discuss it.

Perhaps we should all look to our own houses, before we criticize others.

- Daniel Golding

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Ralph Doncaster wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Al Rowland wrote:
> > I'm sure it would be a trivial matter for merit to recover the full
> > headers of the original and forward to for action
> > against whomever is (quite poorly) impersonating Ms. Harris.
> Hushmail's domains are registered to some offshore company, though they
> get connectivity from NetNation in Calgary, AB.  They don't seem to
> respond to abuse reports.  NetNation at least responds, but won't give any
> contact info out for real people at HushMail.
> It would seem in this case the only action that is sure to work is to make
> a John Doe claim in a Canadian court, then file a subpoena against
> NetNation for Canadian business address of HushMail, and then subpoena
> HushMail's records.
> In Susan's case she's a short drive from Windsor, Ontario, and the court
> filings could be done in small claims court so the fees wouldn't exceed a
> couple hundred dollars.
> Since Hushmail offers free accounts the original offender can just sign up
> again under another anonymous ID and start the process all over.  It would
> seem the offender has mocked not only myself and Susan, but the process
> for keeping unwanted posters off the list.  At some point in the future it
> may become necessary to block whole domains from having posting
> privileges.
> -Ralph

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