September 23rd, 2004

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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.

Current Mood: satisfied
Current Music: NWA - Chin Check

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From: inthrees
Date: September 23rd, 2004 - 07:10 am
In related news, Jim's anti-spamserver script is a good way to DoS your own router if you use aggressive settings.

Seriously, try it. When you're shelled in away from home.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: September 23rd, 2004 - 07:42 am
::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.

From: inthrees
Date: September 23rd, 2004 - 08:11 am
I actually never had problems with Gnutella, but I'm 99% certain I never used it behind a router, since I haven't used it in years, and Neil always ran the machine hooked directly to the cable modem.

I have killed this router with a combination of emule and multiple torrent clients running concurrently.

"Cannot resolve"
"Cannot resolve (anything)"
"Please turn that shit off and power cycle me."


[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: September 23rd, 2004 - 08:14 am
Solution: dump one of those wireless PCI cards and an extra NIC in it, set up zebra from the ports tree, and use oyabun for your router. Presto, no more NAT overload problems! :)

From: (Anonymous)
Date: September 25th, 2004 - 03:54 pm
I found (and had to remove) a netopia in an office where it was supposed to have been turned off almost a year ago.

I keep getting tempted to hold on to it instead of sending it back to the corp office so I can play with it for awhile. They obviously forgot where it was anyway.

Ahh.. morals.

From: inthrees
Date: October 4th, 2004 - 09:33 am
Dude, that's corporate? And it's been missing for a year?


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