[ntp:questions] Re: Question on abusive clients.

Adrian von Bidder grazdan at fortytwo.ch
Fri Dec 23 07:56:30 UTC 2005


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Clinging to sanity, Richard B. Gilbert mumbled in his beard:

[ntp overload]

> I noticed that
> little attention was paid to the idea of tracking down perpetrators
> and taking actions ranging from asking the perpetrator to cease and
> desist

Have you ever tried to get into email contact with a real abuse person
at yahoo, sprint, uunet, msn, comcast, ...?  Have you ever managed? 
Reliably and reproducably?  Have they solved your issue?

I've tried.  Several times.  And have never gotten further than the
autoreply of the ignorebot.

Now, phone would be a possibility, but you're talking about
international phone calls here, so I'm not inclined to spend the money. 
Especially since I suspect the average level of competence of somebody
manning the phone lines at msn's callcenter would mean I'd have to call
thrice and talk fast to get somebody on the line who actually knows
what UDP is... (o.k., I've no experience, so maybe I'm wrong on this
one.)

Similarly with involving legal authorities: you are aware that me (here,
in Switzerland) fighting a legal battle against somebody in the States
(or China, or Venezuela, or...) would be prohibitively expensive...

cheers
- -- vbi



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