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Re: [FYI] PSINet haelt das Netz sauber
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- Date: Thu, 29 Oct 98 20:56:57 +0100
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In <m0zYnaQ-0007nZC@fwd04.btx.dtag.de> Horns@t-online.de (Axel H. Horns) writes:
> zweiten Fall durchlaufen zusätzlich auch die
> Inhalte von Newsrooms, Chats und E-Mails eine
> zentrale Kontrolle. Bei unerwünschten Inhalten
Das d"urfe ihnen bei News demn"achst ziemlich leicht sein -- mangels Traffic:
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Mackall)
>Subject: UDP Notice: PSINet
>Date: 29 Oct 1998 14:48:26 GMT
>Organization: Cabal Network Security
Because of the overwhelming quanties of spam originating from PSI's news
servers, as well as the ~100% spam content from certain PSI dialup POPs,
a Full Active Usenet Death Penalty shall be levied upon PSINet at the
close of business, 17:00 PST, Wednesday, November 4, 1998.
As has been adequately demonstrated by several persons posting hard data
to news.admin.net-abuse.usenet, and news.admin.net-abuse.sightings,
the percentage of spam issuing forth from PSI's own pubxfer server as
well as the several servers available through PSI POPS, is completely
Because of PSI's past actions which involved a very short term drop in
numbers following discussion of a Usenet Death Penalty, this issue never
made it past the early discussion phase, and certainly not to the point
of any formal notification.
Because of this past behavior, a dramatic drop in spam output, while the
ultimate goal of this action, must be maintained at a tolerable level
over a reasonable period of time instead of a few days as has been the
case in the past.
Therefore, the UDP shall remain in force until such time as PSINet
demonstrates that it is actively and effectively dealing with the abuses
originating from its news servers and POPs, and shall remain under a UDP
notice for a period of six months following the cessation of the active
If during this time the levels of spam output approach what Usenet is
currently having to bear from PSINet, the UDP will be reinstated
immediately and without warning, although public notification shall be
given at the time of the UDP's resumption.
As always in these matters it is sincerely hoped by all concerned that
PSINet solve its spam problem by whatever means it sees fit before
this situation escalates any further.
Sites not wishing to participate in this action have the option of
aliasing out the psuedosite !psinetudp! from their servers/newsfeeds.
Sites not wishing to participate in any UDPs may alias out the psuedosite
!udpcancel! from their servers/newsfeeds.
For a copy of the guidelines to this group, see:
End of forwarded message.
Martin Schr"oder, MS@Dream.KN-Bremen.DE
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a
person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to
pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is
worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest
away. (Dinah Mulock [not sure])