> What evil acts can I commit upon these people > until such time as they stop? Nothing at all ... If you stoop to their level you become what they are. Just keep fighting it off - baton down the hatches, keep tightening security ... It will all go away eventually ... James -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Frank Sent: 13 July 2003 14:12 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Evil acts. How to? As part of my testing environment, I have a SMTP/POP server. I also sometimes have up to 20 idiots a day trying to use my server as an open relay to spam. Tracing these people always leads me back to China, or Korea, or Russia, or wherever. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of my firewall grinding away. I'm tired of watching "connection refused" scroll away in my logs. These people seem to think that "connection refused" means "hammer away as hard as my machine can". This is simply my personal development machine. What evil acts can I commit upon these people until such time as they stop? What "hacker software (kiddy scripts?)" do I need to get to create a DOS? Or send the Ping Of Death (love the sound of that one!). What are my choices in terms of evil acts to commit, and what do/get I need to do to commit them? In short, ignoring, and communicating with these people is leading me nowhere, what actions can I take to make them take notice with the least amount of energy on my part? Feel free to contact me off list. * <tip type="Server, Free Software" author="Frank Marion"> Want to run your own SMTP/POP server? Want to liberate yourself from an ISP? Try Mercury. <http://www.pmail.com/> You might also like the high quality email client known as Pegasus. Mercury combined with a dyndns.com account <http://www.dyndns.org/> (This service gives you "a domain name" to go with your dynamic IP) makes for a great, nearly free internet account that lets you do all your testing without actually needing to bother other people's machines. </tip> *This is an actual honest to goodness request (on top of being a rant). Thanks for listening :) -- Frank Marion lists at frankmarion.com Keep the signal high. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ Evolt.org conference in London, July 25-27 2003. Register today at http://evolt.org.uk For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !