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Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 20:12:03 GMT
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Organization: Road Runner
"JoeBloe" wrote in message
> On Wed, 09 Oct 2002 23:02:39 GMT, "daestrom"
> Gave us:
> You dumbshit. I didn't "spoof" anything. You don't even know what
> the word means... obviously.
Traditional meaning of the term 'spoof' is to dummy your reply address in
e-mail such that anyone hitting the reply button will be sending mail
somewhere other than back to the sender. Your net post uses a dummy reply
address so no one can reply to you via e-mail.
> What I post under is a nym, you retard. I do not give an e-mail
> address, but THAT isn't even required to determine the origin of a
> post, you total moron. This is usenet, anonymity is totally different
> than tracing server hops.
> You make me laugh.
> My post clearly shows that I am from cox.net which places me in
> North America, jerk.
No, jerk. It means you connected to the cox.net news server to post your
drivel. You could be connecting to the cox.net news server from anywhere in
the world. Some news servers are completely open like this, so finding the
news server (which I did but knew was irrelevant) does *not* tell me
who/where you are. Since you forged the reply address for anonymity, you
might have just as easily used a random news server to cover your tracks as
But since you brought it up, I went to the news.cox.net server and found
that it is a closed news server and won't allow connections from outside its
domain name. But of course, that isn't really much assurance that your real
ISP is cox.net. If you've found a machine in cox.net that you can get into
to relay for you, then you could still post via their news server by simply
going through the compromised machine. Given that Cox communications
provides high speed internet access to several states, the chances of you
finding an open system to relay for you is pretty high.
Another way to forge access is if you have your own DNS server and domain.
By providing a false reverse-lookup for your IP address range, you can fool
some systems into believing your domain name is other than what it should
be. But this depends on what the news server uses for connection
verification (some go by IP address alone).
Apparently you know less about hacking, the internet, news servers and
security than you would like us believe.
But then, considering your attitude, vulgarity, and snobbish behavior, you
must be an American.