1997-05-10 - Re: Spam Update/Cyber Promo attacked

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From: “William H. Geiger III” <whgiii@amaranth.com>
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Message Hash: 2d1dd067e22d37dffc5b73b1fdfd00d64e40d7a6ae6da9c9eff5941303f1e802
Message ID: <199705101624.LAA13298@mailhub.amaranth.com>
Reply To: <v03007807af9a5cf5c64a@[]>
UTC Datetime: 1997-05-10 16:35:32 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 00:35:32 +0800

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From: "William H. Geiger III" <whgiii@amaranth.com>
Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 00:35:32 +0800
To: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Subject: Re: Spam Update/Cyber Promo attacked
In-Reply-To: <v03007807af9a5cf5c64a@[]>
Message-ID: <199705101624.LAA13298@mailhub.amaranth.com>
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In <v03007807af9a5cf5c64a@[]>, on 05/10/97 at 11:16 AM,
   Tim May <tcmay@got.net> said:

>At 7:37 AM -0800 5/10/97, William H. Geiger III wrote:

>>Yes this is true just as it is ligit for me to make arp request to their
>>routers, lots of arp requests <EG>. There is nothing ilegal from me sending
>>such a request nor is their any limitation on the number of request that I
>>Yep and sending me spam is saying "Make more arp requests!!!!"

>I never claimed otherwise. The effort to shut down CyberPromo with
>coordinated ARP attacks is to be commended. This will probably turn out to
>be another success story for Cypherpunks, having forced Wallace off the
>air, so to speak.

>"What goes around, comes around."

>If you read my post carefully you'll see that I never said ARP attacks
>were unjustified. I merely took issue with Ray A.'s point that CyberPromo
>was not "honoring" requests to cease. (Absent a contractual arrangement,
>no one is under any obligation to "honor" requests about what they wish to
>have sent to them in e-mail.)

Ahhh... an erroneous jump in logic on my part. I had made the assumption
that you were also in disagreement with the ARP attack. Glad to see that we
are both on the same side of this issue. :)

Eventually programmers will learn that the Internet is a hostile
environment and code accordingly.

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