1993-06-08 - Re: CERT

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From: Darren Reed <avalon@coombs.anu.edu.au>
To: julf@penet.fi (Johan Helsingius)
Message Hash: 6bca13fcac60a23152e3f2e0a30cd73e39f4c0bcfcaca1c5b86cd6cfd5adea65
Message ID: <9306081647.AA19872@toad.com>
Reply To: <9306081800.aa08835@penet.penet.FI>
UTC Datetime: 1993-06-08 16:47:28 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 8 Jun 93 09:47:28 PDT

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From: Darren Reed <avalon@coombs.anu.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 93 09:47:28 PDT
To: julf@penet.fi (Johan Helsingius)
Subject: Re: CERT
In-Reply-To: <9306081800.aa08835@penet.penet.FI>
Message-ID: <9306081647.AA19872@toad.com>
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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.
> 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...

Disturbing pattern that CERT contact people about hosts which perform
actions contrary to the wishes of some MIBS.  Or is that just paranoia ?
I doubt the NSA/FBI/any_other_government_agencies would be crying if
either anon.penet.fi or soda were taken off the net...