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Re: A request

On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 03:56:45AM +0100, Marlon Sandford wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Apr 2001 19:30:00 -0700
> dataman@datamans.com wrote:
> >Then one week later he
> > hackers/spammers found another very tricky way to get into my mail server. 
> Might I suggest you read the following short text: http://tuxedo.org/jargon/html/entry/hacker.html before incorrectly labeling "hackers" as having anything whatsoever to do with network security.
> The definition of a "hacker" and a "spammer" are completely different and
> should not be linked in that way.

 From his description, hacker may be appropriate.  If he did have some
defenses set up, and some black-hat hacked them in order to relay spam, then
"hack" is indeed the appropriate word.  "hacker" doesn't mean good guy, it's

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Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@llama.nslug. , ns.ca)

"The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish the hours!
 Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sundial, to cut and hack
 my day so wretchedly into small pieces!" -- Plautus, 200 BCE

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