[olug] Fw: [ORBZ-Secondary] Shutdown

Phil Brutsche phil at giedi.obix.com
Wed Mar 20 07:01:35 UTC 2002

On Wed, 2002-03-20 at 00:10, Timothy G. O'Brien wrote:
> Can someone explain & give background as to why ORBZ may be facing
> criminal charges for denial of service relating to the Lotus Domino issue?
> I'm confused - How can this be/happen when all ORBS does is compile
> spammers & open relay's from the spam emails we forward (well, used to).

The probes ORBZ uses when determining if a certain host is an open relay
touches upon some really nasty bugs in the Lotus Domino SMTP gateway
that cause it to crash spectacularly.

A company/organization or two (maybe more) running open relays went
after ORBZ with a "hacking" lawsuit - the lawsuit is not entirely
without merit, as ORBZ was (very unintentionally) making their mail
server(s) crash, causing a denial of service - to get them to stop
rather than fix the REAL problem: the broken mail server.



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