spammer using cancel evading technique

Paul Tomblin ptomblin at
Thu Dec 4 03:06:34 UTC 2003

Quoting Tomasz R. Surmacz (tsurmacz at
> The convention of using <cancel.MSGID> allows multiple bots to cooperate
> without generating tons of unnecessary messages. But this works on an
> assumption, that the cancel message will eventually hit all servers,
> from one bot or another. If somebody is poisoning news servers with

So somebody needs to make a smarter bot that if it sees in
history, but but foo is still uncancelled, it issues a (but
only if isn't in the history as well).

Paul Tomblin <ptomblin at>
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