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Re: Scanning (was Re: Stealth Blocking)
We also were blocked by automated scanning from ORBS, about two years ago. I haven't ever checked to see whether the block was ever removed, since we made the decision that ORBS was the problem, and blocked ORBS scanning. "Greg A. Woods" wrote: > Do you have the mailer logs from those hosts? > After two years? Certainly not! Ever since the FBI investigation of one of our users, we dispose of the logs in days! They cannot request what we do not keep. > Can you prove that there was no other unauthorised use of them during > the time *before* they were tested by ORBS? > How exactly does anyone prove a negative? Nobody could assert that we have ever been technically unaware. We had outside relaying blocked. We had a formal AUP since inception (1994), long before any of the johnny-come-latelies. We also used MAPS as soon as our software supported it. However, the reason ORBS cited at the time was that the server software (Stalker SIMS) allowed the % hack. I dunno why the % hack is a terrible problem -- support was _required_ in the olden days. But, it was obsolete. I believe that Stalker has since removed that feature. In short, methinks you protesteth too much.