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Re: Spam impersonating me (was Re: Spam: the last straw)

on Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 05:23:08PM -0500, Nathan E Norman (nnorman@micromuse.com) wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 03:17:23PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > > Cool, didn't know 'whois' took IPs... nslookup wasn't very useful on
> > > that IP address.
> > 
> > Right.  If whois doesn't return a result, traceroute (or its
> > replacements, which I'm less familiar with) may be useful.  As these
> > traverse the network connection, the process is slower.
> whois will always return a result; you just have to know how to ask.

Not strictly true.  I've had requests time out, or in certain instances,
be refused (alegedly for overuse from a specific IP or netblock, which I
find implausible).


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