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Re: Relays, Blacklists, and Laws (was: spam-tools?)

  • From: Roland Perry < >
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 21:15:09 +0100

In article <Pine.GSO.4.21.0106182001170.28125-100000@localhost>,
Anders Andersson andersa@localhost writes
> So, does my wish to relay test any machine
>(or rather IP address) that comes before my eyes run contrary to
>any law or AUP out there?  People claim this from time to time, but
>I have yet to see a confirmed statement in any particular case

There is an argument floated by Law Enforcement in the UK which asks if
port scanning is an activity which "no-one would do unless of malicious
intent". It is likened to going down a row of parked cars, trying the
doors [to see if they are unlocked]. The problem is: if there are good
guys doing this as well as bad guys, how can you tell them apart?
             Roland Perry | tel: +44 1733 207705 | roland@localhost
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