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Feedback: March 2003, Published: April 2003

There has been a considerable increase in the amount of spam in the previous month (March). Some of the low-lights are shown below. There also seems to be a tendancy for spammers to use TUCOWS, REGISTER.COM and NETWORK SOLUTIONS INC. TUCOWS declare that they will not supend sites that commision spam. They say that they will only take action against sites that are spam sources.

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Spam Diaries:


Message from Wayne Mansfield

This should have been in the previous feedback column. I have included it in this month's feedback, because I have just revamped the feedback column. It is now generated with a perl script that reads the selected items in my mutt mailbox. This was from Wayne Mansfield of T1 Direct Fame.

From: Wayne Mansfield
Date: Thu,  6 Feb 2003 09:51:32 +1100 (EST)

Gerry

Loved your article. I am a fan of Aunty Jack ( isn't he great on Better
Homes and Gardens now ).

If I ever want to find out what I am doing I just check Mark Reynolds
site. He must really get a life. Poor sole, spends hundreds of hour
promoting the evils of SPAM and all that happens is the steady flow of
new clients that approach our door.

I think that is call the unexpected consequence. It has been fanastic
for business.

Your definition of mail, surprise surprise, Cat1 and Cat 2, addresses
the areas that I believe are legimate business use email as a direct
advertising medium.

Keep up the good work. I will add a link to your site from various sites
we manage. Your article is a fanatastic marketing tool for my business.

Thanks again.

Ed: Wayne,

Thanks for your feedback.

If your business is thriving, I can only say that you must know
something I don't. I have worked in the IT sector for so long that when
I started it wasn't even called the "IT sector". And in all that time, I
have never seen times as grim as the present. Still as The Bard said,
"it's an ill wind which blows no man to good."

Of course, my article was written entirely from second hand accounts. I
never saw Grahame Bond on the Channel 7 lifestyle program. The Aunty
Jack reference sprang to mind from that earlier era when IT was called
computer science.

Gerry Patterson


Gerry

Of all the stuff written from an "Anti Spam" position, I believe yours was
the most rounded in that it addresses a number of issues that most of the
"anti team" can't see passed.

One opinion I hadn't seen expressed was one in which you "wonder" why people
such as myself are so reviled. If I have read correctly, you say it is
because we have been painted as faceless soulless people - dehumanised, if
think you say - and therefore it is easy for the protagonists to vilify
people like me.

By a strange co-incidence, I reached that same opinion a couple of months
ago and have started returning all the calls from the PRESS and I believe we
have achieved a turn in sentiment in the reporting of the issues. The
articles that ran in The West, SMH and The Age that gave my point of view
could have been written by me. I understand from the journalists involved
they copped a fair amount of abuse from those people who disagreed with the
opinion reported.

As to doing well... we have created $multi-millions of business for our
clients and ourselves in the last 2 years. Business is doing well - and so
are our clients. Maybe it is a time when people in the IT business should
re-evaluate the use of the technology and use it for more creative things
than counting numbers etc.

As to Aunty Jack... it brings back childhood memories of when I was working
with IBM Super Computers that had their own air-conditioned room, fake
lights to indicate activity and punch card entry. I must be as old as you???

Regards

Wayne Mansfield

Ed: I can only hope that Wayne has indeed changed his ways. If so, I
would like to welcome him back to the human race.

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A load of BS from BSA

The following (from Brian) left me somewhat speechless. This was posted on a SLUG mailing list.

Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 12:22:45 +1100 (EST)
From: Brian Robson
Subject: BSA is a criminal organisation too

Hi there,

Here is a post just in from SLUG, where the BSA (funded mainly by M$)
thinks OpenOffice is actually the same as MS Office and should not be
distributed by servers. They are a disgrace, and should be unveiled for
what they are, pawns of M$, and contributors to ongoing criminality
(unfair competition and harrassment of competitors).

Brian
================================================================
From: Ken Foskey
To: chat slug
Date: 28 Feb 2003 23:49:49 +1100

Maybe they are being a little more sneaky about how they claim this...
read on start at the bottom for a quick idea.

-----Forwarded Message-----

> From: Louis Suarez-Potts <louis (at) openoffice.org>
> To: dev (at) distribution.openoffice.org
> Subject: [distro-dev] Re: [webmasters] Re: Fw: [NOC] Case ID 588853 - Notice of Claimed Infringement
> Date: 27 Feb 2003 23:04:42 -0800
>
>
> Hi
> We received this message from Christian Schild of Muenster. I immediately
> contacted the BSA and clarified the situation; they apologized for the
> misunderstanding.
> --
> Quote:
> Dear Mrs. Suarez-Potts,
>
> I apologize for the obvious mistake I made.
> Apparently our system detects the OpenOffice files as MS Office programs and
> alarms me, which in turn sends the notices. I failed my part by not
> reassuring clearly enough which property was infringed and now that I am
> aware of that fact we will try and fix the search terms of our system and of
> course be more aware of the possible mistake.
>
> Thank you very much for your e-mail.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Corinna Beck
>
> --
>
> I would like to know if others on this list have experienced anything
> similar. If you have, please let me know so we can more aggressively act on
> this--eg, publicize the misunderstandings.
>
> Thanks
> Louis
>
> on 2/26/03 11:47 PM, Christian Schild at schild (at) uni-muenster.de wrote:
>
> >
> > Dear ladies and gentlemen,
> >
> > as I don't know a better email contact, I'm writing this to you. If you are
> > not a good contact for belows issues, please reply or forward accordingly.
> >
> > We just got accused by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) of offering piracy
> > software, namely OpenOffice-1.0.1.
> >
> > We (University of Muenster, Germany) run an IPv6-FTP-Server that mirrors a lot
> > of stuff, including the Mandrake linux distribution. Part of this
> > distribution are the two 'offending' rpm-files below.
> >
> > Is the BSA serious? As far as I know, OpenOffice has a GPL and is free for
> > usage _and_ free for download. So I basically don't understand what BSA's
> > accusations are based on. If you look closer to the mail below, my best guess
> > is, that BSA scripts ran amok and detected OpenOffice as MS-Office, because
> > it contains the string "Office". Has Microsoft a copyright for "Office" now?
> >
> > Generally I would have leaned back and said 'Nice joke, adjust your scripts',
> > but as we are accused officially, I'm doing some research before I reply.
> > Anyway, I think it's also important for you OpenOffice-Guys to know, that
> > obviously someone is trying to remove your product from FTP-Servers.
> >
> > Regards,
> >    Christian Schild
> >
> >
> >> From: "Copyright Europe" <copyright-europe@bsa.org>
> >> To: "Abuse" <network (at) uni-muenster.de>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 5:51 PM
> >> Subject: [NOC] Case ID 588853 - Notice of Claimed Infringement
> >>
> >>
> >> Wednesday, February 26, 2003
> >>
> >> Westfaelische Wilhelms - Universitaet
> >> Roentgenstr. 9-13
> >> Muenster, D-48149  DE  DE
> >>
> >>
> >> RE:  Unauthorized Distribution of the following copyrighted computer
> >> program(s):
> >>
> >> Microsoft Office
> >>
> >> Dear Sir/Madam:
> >>
> >> The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has determined that the connection
> >> listed below, which appears to be using an Internet account under your
> >> control, is operating an FTP server to offer unlicensed copies or is engaged
> >> in other unauthorized activities relating to copyrighted computer programs
> >> published by the BSA's member companies.
> >>
> >> Infringement Details:
> >> ------------------------------
> >> First Found: 24 Nov 2002 15:31:40 EST (GMT -500)
> >> Last Found: 24 Feb 2003 01:19:59 EST (GMT -500)
> >> IP Address: 128.176.191.21
> >> IP Port: 21
> >> Protocol: FTP
> >> FTP Login Name: anonymous
> >> FTP Login Password: guest@nowhere.com
> >>
> >>
> >> What was located as infringing content:
> >> ------------------------------
> >> Filename: /mandrake_current/SRPMS/OpenOffice.org-1.0.1-9mdk.src.rpm
> >> (199,643kb)
> >> Filename:
> >> /mandrake_current/i586/Mandrake/RPMS/OpenOffice.org-libs-1.0.1-9mdk.i586.rpm
> >> (35,444kb)
> >>
> >> The above computer program(s) is/are being made available for copying,
> >> through downloading, at the above location without authorization from the
> >> copyright owner(s).
> >>
> >> Based upon BSA's representation of the copyright owners in anti-piracy
> >> matters, we have a good faith belief that none of the materials or
> >> activities listed above have been authorized by the rightholders, their
> >> agents, or the law.  BSA represents that the information in this
> >> notification is accurate and states, under penalty of perjury, that it is
> >> authorized to act in this matter on behalf of the copyright owners listed
> >> above.
> >>
> >> We hereby give notice of these activities to you and request that you take
> >> expeditious action to remove or disable access to the materials described
> >> above, and thereby prevent the illegal reproduction and distribution of
> >> pirated software via your company's network. As you know, illegal on-line
> >> activities can result in 50 million people on the Internet accessing and
> >> downloading a copyrighted product worldwide without authorization - a highly
> >> damaging activity for the copyright holder.
> >>
> >> We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please advise us regarding
> >> what actions you take.
> >>
> >> Please include the following CaseID in any response you send: Case ID 588853
> >>
> >> Yours sincerely,
> >>
> >>
> >> Corinna Beck
> >> Business Software Alliance
> >> 1150 18th St NW Suite 700
> >> Washington,DC 20036
> >> http://www.bsa.org
> >> E-mail: copyright-europe@bsa.org
> >
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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>
--
Thanks
KenF
OpenOffice.org developer

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Ed: BSA stands for Business Software Alliance. The BS Alliance certainly
does seem to be in the business of BS. According to Brian much of the
funding comes from Microsoft (why does this not surprise me?).

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Submission Guidlines for PGTS

From: Ahmad Bilal
Subject: Message from ahmad bilal
Date: Sun,  9 Mar 2003 16:17:18 +1100 (EST)

Dear Webmaster,

Hello, your site is very good (gives a complete and good look for new
users),i want to submit my article "JAVA BASED NETWORK MONITORING
SYSTEM" can u please tell me its procedure,i will be very thankfull to u

Ed: I haven't heard from Ahmad since. However submission guidelines are
very simple (like everything else at this site):

1. Documents will only be published in HTML. You may submit other
   formats (e.g. MS-word). If they can be read by OpenOffice, then they
   will be converted to HTML.

2. Corrections and amendments are the responsibility of the author.

3. Essays that exhibit very bad taste, extremely poor grammar and/or
   spelling may be rejected entirely at the discretion of the editor.
   However, considerable latitude will be given to essays that are
   humourous,

4. As the author you have final right of refusal. You may request that
   an article be removed from this site at any time.

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Error in login form

Subject: Error!!!!
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 00:16:57 -0500
From: Pandiru Nagaraju

Dear sir/Madam,


I got the following error when trying to search for a topic related to
database cloning in oracle. This error is coming when I'm trying to
create a new login account also. Please look into the issue.

Time when this error occurred : 00:15 EST


Day : Mar 21


Software error:

cgipgsql F003: Missing mode


Sincerely
Nagraj

ed: Oh dear ...

If at first you do not succeed ...
You must be a programmer.

Several months ago I started converting my pages to be W3C compliant. I
noticed that the validator complained about <form> ... </form> pairs.
The only way to stop it complaining was to remove the </form> tag.
Strange I thought. Still the forms seemed ok with w3m and lynx, so I
went ahead and did it. Unfortunately MSIE (the most popular browser on
the web) was not happy. I have put the pairs back. Lately it seems that
the W3C validator is not complaining about (??) Could this be an
undocumented feature?

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pavuk - Site Download Robot

From: Frank Lynch
Subject: Message from Frank Lynch
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 01:51:12 +1100 (EST)

Dear Webmaster,

Just want to alert you to a robot which spidered my site last night...
Apparent purpose is for a user to make a local copy of content. (User
downloaded >500 pages from my site, www.samueljohnson.com)

Agent string:
pavuk/0.9pl28 i586-pc-cygwin

More about the agent at http://www.idata.sk/~ondrej/pavuk/about.html

IP address of the user:
217.82.180.101

Are there other lists where I should submit this info?

Ed: G'day Frank,

I was just watching a broadcast from Washington -- quite close to where
you are I suppose -- or lot closer than I am. I should be asleep right
now -- still I will answer your e-mail before I go to bed. I have
updated the details of the agent which visited my site: pavuk/0.9pl29b
i686-pc-linux-gnu

You can view these details at:
http://www.pgts.com.au/cgi-bin/psql?robot_info=2260

I will add your agent string tommorrow (well actually later today)

It looks as though your visitor was running Cygwin (my visitor was using
Linux). This would seem to be some sort of crawling agent like MSIE
Crawler ... The purpose being to crawl a site and then store the data
for later off-line access. Sometimes the agents are not polite.

I don't know of another list of robots and agents ... Dan Tobias (USA)
has a list of browsers which is quite good (see my link page for his
address).

Thanks for your feedback

Regards,

Gerry Patterson

From: Frank Lynch
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 11:19:00 -0500

Gerry,

Actually I'm in Brooklyn NY, a good five hours + from DC, but ground
zero is visible from here (or, the WTC -was-)

Yes, I figured someone was making a local copy... I've also seen people
-ignore- my robots.txt file when making a mirror for their hard drive.

Quick question -- ever seen a robots.txt file like
http://www.abc.org.uk/exclusions/lists/exclude_robots01022003.txt ? Not
the usual format, and very extensive... Just curious.

Get some sleep!

Frank

Ed: Frank,

New day here ... I guess you will be going to bed soon.

I haven't seen such a comprehensive exclusion list. And I would be
sceptical about whether all those robots obeyed the exclusions.
Generally if the robot's owner claim that they abide by /robots.txt they
will. Courteous owners will have a webpage that explains who they are
and notify that their robot abides by /robots.txt exclusion. Of course,
for specific named exclusions, the name has to correspond to the name
that tell you to use.

Often the agents that crawl in order to create a mirror were intended to
be used by people with a limited window of access to the Internet. A
good example would be laptops. The user in question can therefore crawl
sites that they are interested in, while connected and browse later at
their leisure. A lot of these agents aren't very polite however, and
some website owners get upset about them. Personally I don't mind -- I
figure that if they are interested enough to download the info -- then
they might read it while they are sitting on the bus or whatever. Of
course, I might be unhappy if it got to a ridiculous level of numerous
such agents hitting my site simultaneously from many different
connections -- but that is more likely to be a malicous attack!

The Pavuk agent seems to be fair dinkum -- he doesn't mention
/robots.txt -- so he probably ignores it. If you know for sure that he
ignores it, I can put a comment to that effect in my description. I see
that there is an e-mail address for the Pavuk developer, so interested
parties can send suggestions.

Cheers,

Gerry


From: Frank Lynch
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 10:17:09 -0500

Gerry,

FWIW Pavuk did -not- ask for my robots.txt file.

Yeah, I know about the laptop thing, but one of the few rewards I get
out of my site is counting traffic as a measure of usefulness. Which is
why I don't like mirrors (a university in Japan has one online, and I
have no idea how often it's used). I know I can't -really- rely on
server logs because some ISPs have local caches of my site, but it's a
small reward to know I get 4,000 visits a week.

RE the exclusions list at that other page, I was more interested, I
think, in the mechanics -- there doesn't seem to be a robots.txt file in
their root directory

Frank

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Long list of unknown 'Konqueror' agents.

From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Message from Paul Edwards
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 08:24:14 +1100 (EST)

Dear Webmaster,

FYI - The long list of 'unknown' bots that have 'Konqueror' in the agent
string are actually early release candidate versions for the KDE browser
by that name.

Ed: Paul,

Can I ask if you know anything about these agents?

They have been identified as crawler suspects by the script that I have
written to monitor activity at the PGTS website. There are several
criteria which an agent must meet in order to qualify as a spider. Here
are the the criteria which these agents meet:

1. The agents always come from the same addresses within the same
    subnet. These are: 64.156.198.74, 64.156.198.76, 64.156.198.77,
    64.156.198.80, 64.156.198.85 According to whois this CIDR is owned
    by Level 3 Communications, Inc (Broomfield Colorado)

2. They never fetch graphics - only HTML text.

3. They always fetch a small range of HTML pages. These are:
   http://www.pgts.com.au/
   http://www.pgts.com.au/cgi-bin/pgtsj?file=pgtsj0206a
   http://www.pgts.com.au/cgi-bin/pgtsj?file=pgtsj0208d
   http://www.pgts.com.au/cgi-bin/pgtsj?file=pgtsj0204a
   http://www.pgts.com.au/download/humour/
   http://www.pgts.com.au/gp_cv.html

4. They never included a referer string.

All of these criteria identify these agents as crawlers irregardless of
what the contents of the agent string. As it happens they tend to use
unique agent strings. Here are some examples:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312469)
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.0-rc1; i686 Linux; 20020116)

The Konqueror agent strings are unique. However I am not a 100% sure
about the MSIE agent strings. I need to investigate my historical logs
before I can say for sure. The Konqueror agent strings are automatically
put in the robots bucket because they only participate in robot-like
behaviour. The last few digits change randomly on the date string for
each successive batch of visits. I have no idea what they are doing or
why they are pretending to be MSIE and Konqueror.

If you have any information about these agents, I would appreciate it.

Thanks for your feedback,

Regards,

Gerry Patterson


Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 08:50:02 -0800
Subject: Re: Message from Paul Edwards

Gerry,

I think I probably jumped the gun in my email. I commented as I did
because I believe the agent strings for konqueror are(were) legitimate
agent strings for earlier versions of Konqueror. However, I've found no
way to have Konqueror NOT populate the referer field when a referer
exists. Of course bookmarked pages & hand typed requests wouldn't have a
referer anyway. Not that it means much since our traffic is very light,
I found no examples of the suspect agent strings in our logs for the
past month. I don't suppose they requested robots.txt? You may very well
be correct that they are bots that are 'pretending' to be valid agents.
That seems very unfriendly to me.

Sorry I can't provide any information on these specific agents.

paul

Ed: I have included a suspicious robots file in the list of robots.
These strings are included in this file.

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SPAM: Paul Thomas -- Just send me money!

Paul Thomas has spammed me a couple of times, now. I doubt that this outfit run a genuine search engine. It is just a scam. They have copied the data from an existing directory (probably ODP) and are asking to be paid for this plagiarism. It's hard to believe that they are actually making money out of this.

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It costs $5 a month to list your site in TopSites. We no longer offer any free listings. We will bill you $60 for 12 months. There are no additional costs. You can change your listing as often as you like for free. You can cancel your listing anytime and we will refund your remaining money.

How do I pay?
You can pay with a U.S. check, money order or bank draft. Or you can pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. Simply select the option you prefer on the renewal form. (Unfortunately, we cannot cash overseas checks at this time.)

Who listed us?
When did our listing start?
We do not know. Sorry. We only began to track listing contacts and dates this year.

How much did we pay to be listed?
Originally you could not buy a listing--you had to wait for our editors to select you as one of the top sites in your category.

Do we have a contract with you?
We do not ask our customers to sign contracts for a $5 a month service.

Can you call me and tell me more?
We are happy to answer all your questions by email but we do not contact our customer by phone at this time. Sorry.

Can I still renew after your deadline?
We give our customers a month to renew so do not worry too much about the deadline.

How do I see my listing? I could not find it when I searched.
You can go to www.topsitez.us and click on the categories until you get to /Top/Computers/Consultants/Unix_Systems/Linux/Oceania.
You can also see it at www.topsitez.us by entering two or more keywords from your listing into our search form. Since we have more than three million listings, you probably will not find your listing by searching on only one word. And you definitely will not find it if you search on words that are not in your listing.

What keywords display my listing?
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How many search engines will we be listed at?
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..for more answers go to:
http://topsitez.us/faq/index.htm?id=611582&d=pgts.com.au&op=cat&c=1

Ed: For a more recent offering from Paul see: May Feedback

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SPAM: New Porn Site

This site had a rather short life. It was taken down a couple of days after I received this.

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SPAM: Drop me a line sometime?

Another desperate spammer implores me to send him some snail mail. Why doesn't he want me to e-mail him?

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SPAM: mannis the manic EuroSpammer

This is one of the most aggressive spammers I have encountered. I have only shown one of his messages here. He spammed me with three different topics on the one day. This spammer seems to be european in origin. For some reason he prefers the domain of firemail.de.

From mannis@firemail.de Wed Mar 12 13:45:20 2003
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SPAM: WizSystems

This would appear to be another of the "Pay for Listing" scams. The headers are almost ok. However, the source IP gives it away. This spam appears to have been commissioned by wizsystems.com. The suspicious host p1j2m3a4.pdhost.com is also involved in the food chain.

From sender@wizsystems.com Mon Mar 31 21:47:07 2003
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Message-ID: <1924CR1000000230@p1j2m3a4.pdhost.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 19:42:08 +0800 (CST)
From: Julie Scott <sender@wizsystems.com>
Reply-To: Julie Scott <julie_scott@wizsystems.com>
To: webmaster@xxxx.com.au
Subject: www.pgts.com.au
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