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[Motd] Calling 172.188.44.191...ANN.lu
Posted on 01-Mar-2002 13:26 GMT by Christian Kemp19 comments
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Could the person at IP address 172.188.44.191 please email me instead of trying to get a point (and then, what point?) across on ANN by posting crap once every hour...?
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Posted by john on 01-Mar-2002 12:54 GMT
http://www.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl gives the IP as an AOL address. Go figure................... :-/
Just report it to abuse@ (or whatever) to at least stop him for now.
-john
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Posted by Mike Veroukis on 01-Mar-2002 13:02 GMT
Here's what zone alarm pro's WhoIs feature says:
Whois Lookup of 172.188.44.191
America Online, Inc. (NETBLK-AOL-172BLK)
12100 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
US
Netname: AOL-172BLK
Netblock: 172.128.0.0 - 172.191.255.255
Maintainer: AOL
Coordinator:
America Online, Inc. (AOL-NOC-ARIN) domains@AOL.NET
703-265-4670
Domain System inverse mapping provided by:
DAHA-01.NS.AOL.COM 152.163.159.233
DAHA-02.NS.AOL.COM 205.188.157.233
ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
Record last updated on 28-Mar-2001.
Database last updated on 28-Feb-2002 19:57:20 EDT.
The ARIN Registration Services Host contains ONLY Internet
Network Information: Networks, ASN's, and related POC's.
Please use the whois server at rs.internic.net for DOMAIN related
Information and whois.nic.mil for NIPRNET Information.
The above information was obtained from the whois database of one of the Regional Internet Registries (ARIN, RIPE, or APNIC). This information contains administrative and contact information for a network provider that administers a large block of IP addresses, including 172.188.44.191. (Note: This information is probably not about the administrator of the specific computer at 172.188.44.191).
Please do not assume the people named in this report are the ones who are responsible for the alert you saw. If you are getting repeated alerts from IP addresses in the same IP block, however, this is a good place to find out who administers the network. If you have identified malicious or highly suspicious activity and have ruled out configuration errors, bugs, and other benign causes, you may wish to contact the network administrator to politely notify him or her of possible abuse of the network.
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Posted by cOrpse on 01-Mar-2002 13:06 GMT
People like this give Aol a bad name , yes the software crap and they only support windows ( and maybe mac) ... but thats no problem if u just proxy it from a hidden away pc ;) and it doesn`t disconnect every two hours.
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Posted by redrumloa on 01-Mar-2002 13:31 GMT
Hey CK why'd you delete my post about the USA-Register? I figured it'd be more newsworthy than alot of the stuff on here.
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Posted by Christian Kemp on 01-Mar-2002 13:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (redrumloa):
I didn't remove it. Must have been one of the other moderators.
That's one feature I've been planning but (among many others) didn't get to implement: to notify posters if/when their posting has been edited or deleted, so that they know what happened and what they might possibly do better the next time.
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Posted by Christophe Decanini on 01-Mar-2002 13:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (redrumloa):
No it was me.
I had to delete 2 crap posts and I did it too quick.
When I figure out I dleted the post about the register I thought it was not too bad as the register has Amiga news only once every 6 months or so.
Anyway the news was on the site for some hours.
I have nothing against theregister (I read it 2-3 times a week) but if there is no Amiga article it is not very usefull on an Amiga News site.
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Posted by Christophe Decanini on 01-Mar-2002 13:42 GMT
Hi Christian,
I think you should not announce your travels.
Everytime it triggers some crappy posts.
You'd better give us a MOTD when you are back and tell us if you met some Amigans out there :)
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Posted by Graham on 01-Mar-2002 15:32 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Christophe Decanini):
I agree with this - don't announce that you are going on a journey ever, only when you have come back from one. The sad, lifeless, adolescent trolls will then not be given notice of when to start posting rubbish all the time.
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Posted by redrumloa on 01-Mar-2002 15:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Graham):
I understand this thinking, and actually that was my first thought too. However after more consideration I changed my mind. In the real world you tell your friends when you go on vacation without worrying that some jackass will overhear(or wire tap) you and break into your home. Besides Christophe keeps a pretty close eye here.
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Posted by Christophe Decanini on 01-Mar-2002 17:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (redrumloa):
>Besides Christophe keeps a pretty close eye here
Yes, i'am the house guard dog ;)
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Posted by Sir RUSH on 01-Mar-2002 17:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (cOrpse):
AOL *is* crap, software, service, it doesn't even matter WHICH OSes are supported. I don't wish to come across as a flame, but AOL is a joke & *VERY* controling as well as High Priced.
Everything you DO via AOL is monitored by Feds. Even if you're Legit.
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Posted by redrumloa on 01-Mar-2002 18:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Sir RUSH):
Actually in the United States every single ISP, no matter how large or how small, by law has to allow big brother to monitor ALL of it's traffic. Only Earthlink/Mindspring fought this in court, and they LOST. Therefore This very post I am typing could possible be scrutinized by the feds, and if I type some key words to raise a red flag like OSAMA USAMA BIN-LADEN ALLAH BOMB INFIDEL CAMEL HEROIN BUSH JIHAD TURBIN GORE DEMOCRAT 'FREE BEER' etc I will probably be picked off by a gov sniper on my way home;-)
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Posted by Remco Komduur on 01-Mar-2002 19:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (redrumloa):
Yes! The the biggest difference between the US and Europe are the privacy laws being that in Europe they are in the law and in the US you don't have any!
They allways say that the US is democratic but monitoring everything sounds pretty COMMUNIST in my view. Just hope that the view in Europe doesn't change.
Whaaaaa, who am I kidding. You can be tracked on the internet, by mobile, by bankcard. But then, we don't have a real democracy anywhere in the world!
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Posted by tinman on 01-Mar-2002 21:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Sir RUSH):
Funnily enough, AOL in the UK is cheap because they don't have to pay
tax. The other ISPs really like that ;)
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Posted by Aram Iskenderian on 02-Mar-2002 10:59 GMT
Most of you folks are missing the real thing here.
I am willing to bet 100% that this is not a real AOL user, not that I like AOL.
But if you keep a close eye of security, "crack", "warez", "hack", and anonymity news groups (a habit I have with me stayed from one of my last jobs), you know that AOL had several open socks proxies that offered "unintenional" anonymity for anyone who can use it.
Who ever was doing that will switch to another one, and once you managed to block a whole subnet, he will find a new open socks proxy.
It never ends, the only solution against this is hoting the site as a colocated server or if you have a high speed connection, at your home, but for such non-profit service, and in such a small community, that is almost impossible.
As always, Christian, no matter how some low lives do to such services, I am one of those who appreciate your time and effort.
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Posted by Homer on 02-Mar-2002 23:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (redrumloa):
Oh- oh !!
No sign of Redrumloa...............
Doh !!
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Posted by cOrpse on 03-Mar-2002 17:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Sir RUSH):
Aol is the only isp that i know of in the uk that doesn`t disconnect every two hours and at 14.99 a month with all call charges included its also one of the cheapest . the speed is as good as any isp and their even against microsoft !
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Posted by tinman on 03-Mar-2002 19:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (cOrpse):
Didn't know that they didn't disconnect. The reason for them being pretty much the same as every other ISP is because they all use the same ISP->home network (i.e. BT's FRIACO thing). Like I said, they're cheaper because they don't need to pay taxes. It can't be because they're not as greedy as the other ISP's, because isn't AOL part of Time-Warner? They're about as bad news as MS ;)
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Posted by Ian Shurmer on 03-Mar-2002 22:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (cOrpse):
This isn't meant to be an advert, but for any people in the UK who want an excellent quality cheap internet connection, try www.clara.net, as Ive managed to stay connected for over 9.5 hours with out being kicked and they give a really good service (and they're Amiga friendlyish!)
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