[linux-audio-dev] [admin] massive spam attack

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Sun Nov 3 10:22:00 UTC 2002

Joern Nettingsmeier wrote:
> there has been a massive spam attack against linux-audio-dev yesterday.
> expect longer round-trip times and even more anal filtering while i'm
> tracking this down.

looks like somebody abused a machine of hostpoint.ch. i was just about
to start bitching, but a fingerprinting scan shows it's running linux...
goes to show there is no admin-proof operating system.
some kid must have subscribed a number of other lists to a mailing list
on that server, which generated about 100 spam/hour...

the spam seems to have ceased now. just to be sure, i have blackholed
both hostpoint.ch and the originating domain blackmusic.ch. 



Jörn Nettingsmeier     
Kurfürstenstr 49, 45138 Essen, Germany      
http://spunk.dnsalias.org (my server)
http://www.linuxdj.com/audio/lad/ (Linux Audio Developers)

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