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Speaking of DDoS attacks

  • From: Robert Cannon
  • Date: Thu Jul 12 16:50:26 2001

Speaking of DDOS attacks, there seems to be one going
on associated with the NANOG list.  I was wondering if
anyone could offer insite.

At my work address, I have received the same email
from NANOG about every 10 - 15 minutes.  I have
received hundreds of copies of this email.  Yet at
this address I do not receive the repeated copies (and
no one else on the list appears to have complained). 
If I look at the header of the email, the last hop, if
I am reading it correctly, is named
"" by  I have since unsubscribed
from NANOG from my work address yet still receive the
emails.  Also, this has been going on for over a week
(since a rule filters all my nanog email into a
folder, it has not bothered me too much) - every few
days, the email that I am repeatedly hit with changes.
 Currently, the email I am being hit with is "OT: The
End of Empire."

Below I have pasted the header of the email

I would be curious to hear people's thoughts about
this.   Is this a type of a DDOS?  Anyone familiar
with it?


Received: from XXXX
	by XXXX; Thu, 12 Jul 2001 16:01:40 -0400
Received: by XXXX; id QAA14070; Thu, 12 Jul 2001
16:01:38 -0400 (EDT)
Received: from unknown( by XXXX via smap
	id xmaa13982; Thu, 12 Jul 01 16:00:42 -0400
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	id BB70F91231; Tue, 10 Jul 2001 14:35:31 -0400 (EDT)
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	id 896EB91251; Tue, 10 Jul 2001 14:35:31 -0400 (EDT)
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	by (Postfix) with ESMTP id
	for <>; Tue, 10 Jul 2001
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	id 79E335DE1A; Tue, 10 Jul 2001 14:36:58 -0400 (EDT)
Received: from
( [])
	by (Postfix) with SMTP id ECF9A5DDD8
	for <>; Tue, 10 Jul 2001 14:36:57
-0400 (EDT)
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2001 18:35:43 -0000
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  by with SMTP; 10 Jul 2001
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( []) by with SMTP (Microsoft Exchange
Internet Mail Service Version 5.5.2653.13)
	id N6TNP8LB; Tue, 10 Jul 2001 11:39:32 -0700
Mime-Version: 1.0
Message-Id: <a05010406b770fb74762d@[]>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 11:35:52 -0700
From: Mikey Wilsker <>
Subject: OT: The End of Empire
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Precedence: bulk
X-Loop: nanog

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