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Strange message possibly through nanog mail server

  • From: william(at)elan.net
  • Date: Wed Mar 17 16:53:20 2004


I Just received this. I would like to check if others have received it 
and did it indeed come through nanog mailist:

> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 21:10:38 +0000
> From: Deep Throat <deepthroat20004@hotmail.com>
> To: schroebel6@aol.com
> Subject: Spamhaus Exposed
>
> Disturbing information on one of the founders of Spamhaus.org
> 
> http://www.geocities.com/jackjack9872004/

_______________________________________________________________________

And while the website was unavailable and the sender is being anonymous 
(whichis against nanog list policies if this was sent through it), what I 
do find worse is that they managed to do it so that nanog@merit.edu is not 
added to "CC" (which if I understood is always supposed to happen when 
something through this mail list, which makes me think it might have
come through merit mail machine but not actually though mail list). What
I find even more disturbing is that ip address listed as origin (which may 
well have been forged if they managed to gain some highier level access to 
merit servers) is that of US Military.  

Below is the header for your review. I do however find it slightly more 
likely that its some kind of sophisticated joe-job on spamhaus and that 
info is forged but they may have used some bug on merit mail software.

Return-Path: <owner-nanog@merit.edu>
Received: from trapdoor.merit.edu (trapdoor.merit.edu [198.108.1.26])
        by sokol.elan.net (8.12.5/8.12.5) with ESMTP id i2HMKZdw015368
        for <william@elan.net>; Wed, 17 Mar 2004 14:20:35 -0800
Received: by trapdoor.merit.edu (Postfix)
        id CF8FA91307; Wed, 17 Mar 2004 16:11:00 -0500 (EST)
Delivered-To: nanog-outgoing@trapdoor.merit.edu
Received: by trapdoor.merit.edu (Postfix, from userid 56)
        id 92B3591328; Wed, 17 Mar 2004 16:11:00 -0500 (EST)
Delivered-To: nanog@trapdoor.merit.edu
Received: from segue.merit.edu (segue.merit.edu [198.108.1.41])
        by trapdoor.merit.edu (Postfix) with ESMTP id BCC5691307
        for <nanog@trapdoor.merit.edu>; Wed, 17 Mar 2004 16:10:39 -0500 (EST)
Received: by segue.merit.edu (Postfix)
        id A27775DE7B; Wed, 17 Mar 2004 16:10:39 -0500 (EST)
Delivered-To: nanog@merit.edu
Received: from hotmail.com (bay13-f78.bay13.hotmail.com [64.4.31.78])
        by segue.merit.edu (Postfix) with ESMTP id 5C2B05DE72
        for <nanog@merit.edu>; Wed, 17 Mar 2004 16:10:39 -0500 (EST)
Received: from mail pickup service by hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC;
         Wed, 17 Mar 2004 13:10:38 -0800
Received: from 198.26.130.36 by by13fd.bay13.hotmail.msn.com with HTTP;
        Wed, 17 Mar 2004 21:10:38 GMT
X-Originating-IP: [198.26.130.36] <---- Note this, see below
X-Originating-Email: [deepthroat20004@hotmail.com]
X-Sender: deepthroat20004@hotmail.com
From: "Deep Throat" <deepthroat20004@hotmail.com>
To: schroebel6@aol.com
Subject: Spamhaus Exposed
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 21:10:38 +0000
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed
Message-ID: <BAY13-F78KxAh5hMpAn0002ba61@hotmail.com>
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 17 Mar 2004 21:10:38.0810 (UTC)
    FILETIME=[4C3633A0:01C40C64]
Sender: owner-nanog@merit.edu
Precedence: bulk
Errors-To: owner-nanog-outgoing@merit.edu
X-Loop: nanog

Disturbing information on one of the founders of Spamhaus.org

http://www.geocities.com/jackjack9872004/

----------------------------------------------------------------------
$ host 198.26.130.36
36.130.26.[98.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer BU-WCS1-SAND.NIPR.MIL.

[whois.completewhois.com]
Elan Completewhois.Com Whois Server, Version 0.91a6, compiled on Jan 02, 2004
Please see http://www.completewhois.com/help.htm for command-line options
Use of this server and any information obtained here is allowed only
if you follow our policies at http://www.completewhois.com/policies.htm

[IPv4 whois information on 198.26.130.36 ]
[Query Origin: Main Whois Query ]
[whois.arin.net]
OrgName:    The Defense Information Systems Agency
OrgID:      DISA
Address:    DISA/DSSO/JCLCC
Address:    Room BF655A, The Pentagon
City:       Washington
StateProv:  DC
PostalCode: 20301
Country:    US

NetRange:   198.25.0.0 - 198.26.255.255
CIDR:       198.25.0.0/16, 198.26.0.0/16
NetName:    NETBLK-DISA-C
NetHandle:  NET-198-25-0-0-1
Parent:     NET-198-0-0-0-0
NetType:    Direct Allocation
NameServer: AAA-KELLY.NIPR.MIL
NameServer: AAA-VAIHINGEN.NIPR.MIL
NameServer: AAA-WHEELER.NIPR.MIL
NameServer: AAA-VIENNA.NIPR.MIL
Comment:
RegDate:    1992-12-05
Updated:    2004-01-13






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