Spam War [Was: Greeting Card Spam?]
Josep L. Guallar-Esteve
jlguallar at maduixa.net
Thu Mar 28 15:12:45 EST 2002
El dia Dijous 28 Març 2002 02:39 pm, no tenies res mes que fer i vas i
m'envies aquest mail:
> And also the reason it would be easy to set
> up an distributed anti-spam network and crush
> these unethical punks to bits.
I like your thinking...
> Spammers have been tolerated for long enough.
> It's time to go to war.
> The Spam War will force regulation b/c the
> spammers will want it. The regulations will
> be written to bring the anti-spam network
> down -- but that's okay, b/c it's purpose
> will have been served.
> (BTW, I don't go to war very often, but
> when I do, I do it to win.)
Where's the e-recruiting station? I wanna join the fight. I can get some
friends overseas to join the war too (also tired of spam).
Distributed-war against spam?
Maybe we can set-up a Linux daemon to "fight" spammers (spamward). There are
many Linux users that are also tired of spam. Just think: one [e-mail | ping
| name-your-method] a minute directed to a single spammer box, times [the
number of usrers of this spamward] amounts to a pretty big hit. Then, you
switch target every hour.
I say that in one month, spammers will be down to their knees.
Should we keep developing this idea?
Josep, inspired by SETI at home and grid computing projects
Josep L. Guallar-Esteve, QA-Test Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
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