TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Trial Shows How Spammers Operate

Re: Trial Shows How Spammers Operate

Scott Dorsey (
1 Dec 2004 16:09:07 -0500

In article <>,
Geoffrey Welsh <reply@newsgroup.please> wrote:

> Steve Sobol wrote:

>> Bull. The screensaver is meant to be installed on a lot of different
>> computers that will be used to flood spammer sites with
>> traffic. That's the textbook definition of a DDoS.

> By your definition (or your textbook's), listing an interesting story
> on an aggregation site such as FARK - thus bringing many viewers who
> would not have otherwise viewed the page - would qualify as a DDOS
> attack.

I do not know about FARK.

But you could make a good argument that getting a site listed on slashdot
is tantamount to a DDOS.


"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

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