Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM dlv at bwalk.dm.com
Wed Aug 6 00:05:17 PDT 1997

John Young <jya at pipeline.com> writes:

> AOL/PrimeHost has reactivated JYA.
> AOL's story for the takedown is that our seldom used ftp
> component was being used by unidentified parties to traffic in
> warez and that it had nothing to do with the http part, "whose
> content does not concern us."
> Still, it's odd we did not get a call about the problem as was done
> a few weeks ago for a similar warez invasion. At that time, we
> offered to close our ftp, but the PrimeHost rep said no, we'll monitor
> it, as we do other ftps. I specifically asked to be notified if it
> happened again, but wasn't. And it's not clear why it took a
> week for me to find out what was what. Or why not AOL did not
> just close the ftp and leave the http operating.
> 'Course, maybe the  takedown was signal of distrust of JYA
> innocence. And a warning.
> Thanks to the folks who offered more help than the teapot
> tempest seems to have warranted -- so far.

Sounds like bullshit.

I urge you to find a more honorable upstream provider.
Preferrably someone who gets connectivity off of AGIS, who doesn't
censor content.


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
Brighton Beach Boardwalk BBS, Forest Hills, N.Y.: +1-718-261-2013, 14.4Kbps

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