[RC5] I apologize

Daniel Baker dbaker at wrangler.cuckoo.com
Thu Nov 27 22:18:03 EST 1997


> >- ----- Forwarded message from Joseph Fisk -----
> >
> >>From joe at mdmbkr.chillin.org  Wed Nov 26 21:36:31 1997
> >Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 22:36:16 -0500 (EST)
> >From: Joseph Fisk <joe at mdmbkr.chillin.org>
> >To: dbaker at cuckoo.com
> >Subject: I apologize 
> >Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.971126223604.3501A-100000 at mdmbkr.chillin.org>
> >
> >In a short-sighted attempt to get attention, I have spammed about one
> >million blocks in this fashion.  My intentions were entirely
> >non-malicious.  I meant to demonstrate that there are intrinsic weaknesses
> >in the system that, should it grow as anticipated, would be exploited in
> >very malicious ways by all sorts of people.
> >
> >Again, I did not mean to cause any harm.
> 
> Joseph is clearly lying through his teeth here.  From the information on
> Team CheataLista:
> 
> "Team CheataLista has the sole purpose of attacking the distributed.net
> proxy system and flooding the servers with blocks. Our stats are
> articificially inflated simply because we are resubmitting the same
> blocks hundreds of thousands of times, thus overloading the stats and
> crashing several of the proxies."
> 
> Unless this was added by the Bovine admin, Joseph clearly knew he was
> attempting to cause machines to crash.  I'll refrain from commenting on
> what I think of his "apology" and what I think should be done to him
> because this is a public forum.

His team message was modified by Distributed.net administrators. :)

Daniel

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