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August 16, 2008, 4:35 pm
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There was a guy once who thought he could bypass the usual AUP and TOS
of his ISP by running his very own nntp news sever for intentional abuse
Let's say I let a 'few' people in the ISP concerned (board level people,
senior tech management and their publicity company) know about this
after a reasonable period of reconciliation that failed.
I got the reply within 12 hours .... "this account has been
terminated". That was it, period.
I truly am an EXPERT in these matters. I even phone the techs at the
ISPs concerned to get their view. That is often VERY interesting, not
least because they realise they are dealing with an expert abuse
tracker. With modern telecoms that's no more than the cost of a local
And don't think an anonymiser will help either. Been there, done that
too. They don't want to attract FBI etc attention.
Re: Wot a Nut Case !!
It is nothing personal, but my 2c is that your past successes depend on
ISP who cares. To give you an idea of the size of the problem in
Australia, if you know his telephone number, you can go to
http://www.broadbandchoice.com.au , enter his telephone numberand you will
find a list of all(?) the ISPs that can service that number. Broadband
services in Australia are just network connections.
Then there is still the issue of "whack-amole"(aussie equivalent?) on
As to NNTP, if you find that you are dealing with telstra, GOOD LUCK.
It is very reluctant to do anything until large proprtions of its
customer base scream about it(usually because they suddenly find their
mail spam blocked)
I'm sure thay are all already know. Just collect spam and grep all the
Re: Wot a Nut Case !!
And/or the news provider. I've dealt with the Free University of Berlin
before. The Chancellor doesn't like getting abuse reports his techs ignored.
Just like here then.
Well, like I said, I have some experience in these matters. I learnt from the
best - fighting the toughest.
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