09:46 am - mission accomplished My pet spammer apparently finally got the message, because I didn't have any bounce messages waiting in my inbox this morning. So I turned off the heat, and his sites work again.
Honestly I was really tempted to just continue hammering him into fucking oblivion, but vigilanteism is a pretty extreme response, and I think it's pretty important only to use it for extreme situations that you're directly involved in.
::grins:: Gnutella might kill your router, too. I used to see problems CONSTANTLY when I worked for [large T-1 provider] because some dumb bunny at a customer's site would install a Gnutella client - usually spyware-riddled LimeWire - and it would single-handedly DoS the edge device because it would try to keep so many concurrent network connections open that it would overload the NAT tables.
Sometimes the fix was to brutally LART the dumb bitch trying to use the company's bandwidth to give the world music. Sometimes it was just to install one of those little Netopias like the one sitting behind my cable modem, to offload NAT duties from the T-1's edge device to something a bit more robust. =)
I still want to get rid of the Netopia too, eventually, and use a *nix box for all my routing.