forged cancels (Re: Entrust Technologies's Solo - free download)

? the Platypus {aka David Formosa} dformosa at
Fri Aug 1 05:09:06 PDT 1997


On Thu, 31 Jul 1997, Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM wrote:

> ? the Platypus {aka David Formosa} <dformosa at> writes:
> > Nno one is arugeing that.  Both sides in this debait aggry that that is a
> > REAL BAD thing.  Spam cancelers use an objective rules.


> Let me clarify two things:
> 1. "Spam cancellers" are not generally news admins.

I think you will have to justerfy this,  the top spam cancellers are all
news adimns.

> 2. Once a cancel-forger builds a "reputation" as a "spam canceller",
> s/he often diversifies into "retromodetration"

There is little proof that this is the case.  Even the netscum case could
have been considered spam.


> > Not even forgeries in my name?  Not even out of the control spews from
> > fidonet?
> Correct.

Ok so if a mailing list gateway pumps thousands of broken
posts into usenet you don't wish them to be removed from usenet?

Nor if I post a message with your name and email, saying "Chris Lewis the
best thing that happened to usenet and I wish to have his baby."

If this is so sould I change the RB to reflect this.

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