1993-06-08 - Re: CERT

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From: Johan Helsingius <julf@penet.FI>
To: peter honeyman <honey@citi.umich.edu>
Message Hash: 0ee8c3db8e17008f31aa6f2157bce4c0b89c9b8dc11f215491caca2142f2e064
Message ID: <9306081800.aa08835@penet.penet.FI>
Reply To: <9306081313.AA12942@toad.com>
UTC Datetime: 1993-06-08 15:38:39 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 8 Jun 93 08:38:39 PDT

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From: Johan Helsingius <julf@penet.FI>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 93 08:38:39 PDT
To: peter honeyman <honey@citi.umich.edu>
Subject: Re: CERT
In-Reply-To: <9306081313.AA12942@toad.com>
Message-ID: <9306081800.aa08835@penet.penet.FI>
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> i am disappointed to hear these stories about cert, but encourage others
> with tales to tell to step forward.  this is a real eye-opener.

I just had to deal with a minor crisis caused by CERT. They contacted the
domain-admin for the *.fi domain, saying they had been informed that the
anonymous ftp archive at anon.penet.fi was being used to distribute
illegal copies of software. They did *not* contact me directly, nor my
service provider.

The last time anon.penet.fi was shut down was exactly because of
somebody contacting the domain-admin, who happens to be a person working
for a competitor to my service provider.

Fortunately I could tell them that anon.penet.fi didn't even run ftp at
all, easily verifiable by trying to ftp from anon.penet.fi. They did
apologize profusely, but somehow that doesn't quite...