[SpamCop-List] Re: Bringing bullet proof hosts down
Pop (was Spamcop by accident)
nobody at spamcop.net
Thu Oct 7 13:38:32 EDT 2004
"Merlyn" <Merlyn at Spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:ck3pre$4l4$1 at news.spamcop.net...
| "Ivan Leo Puoti" <puoti at inwind.it> wrote in message
| news:ck3oqm$2in$1 at news.spamcop.net...
| >> Two wrongs don't make a right IMO. Don't resort to DDoS'ing
| >> unless you want to put your own Internet connectivity at
| > This is NOT a DDoS attack. A DDoS attack sends file requests
to a server,
| > and keeps the connection open. Reloading a web page or a jpeg
| > over again is not a DDoS attack, it is just an attempt to
make hosting for
| > spammers more expensive, and less worth while. They will have
to buy more
| > bandwidth, and will earn less.
| It is still a form of "Denial of Service" which is most likely
| providers TOS.
| Fighting abuse with abuse is not the way.
I agree, it's definitely a Denial Of Service; anything one does
that denies service to a provider or any clients of the provider
is performing denial of services. No, it's not illegal, on the
surface, and neither is spamming for the most part, not that it
matters to scum like that. However, if it were probable that any
particular person were responsible for it, there ARE legal
recourses that can be taken, and that doesn't necessarily scare
scums like you're addressing.
IMO, that's using vigilante tactics and lowers those who do it
to the same level as those they are "attacking". If someone
throws feces at you, the right response is not to plug their
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