Subject: Re: file(1) licensing - was: Re: licensing flames...
To: Ian F. Darwin <email@example.com>
From: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/24/1998 10:33:57
> From: "Ian F. Darwin" <ian@DarwinSys.COM>
> Message-Id: <199809241424.KAA20778@DarwinSys.COM>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: file(1) licensing - was: Re: licensing flames...
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> It would appear that somebody at NetBSD.org and/or Cygnus.com is afraid of
> somebody at OpenBSD having a better idea, and is blocking email
> originating from *.openbsd.org.
The NetBSD project is not 'blocking email originating from *.openbsd.org'
per se. The NetBSD project is blocking packets coming from 2 subnets
that have, in the past, caused problems. For example:
- someone at that site was sending abusive mail to our mailing
lists and wouldn't stop. You can see this by looking through
our mail-archives at ftp.netbsd.org.
- complaints to the sysadmin yielded no help.
- Complaints to the upstream provider were met with apathy.
- we have evidence that someone from those networks was
attempting to break into NetBSD servers.
This is not a recent thing and was not done as a knee-jerk reaction. It
is also not uncommon as you'll see in the following references from
the FreeBSD lists:
We're happy to hear from OpenBSD developers with technical commentary and
Further discussion on this topic should not go to 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
The NetBSD Project