Removing article from several newsgroups
kfhemness at ucdavis.edu
Fri Dec 12 18:15:28 UTC 2003
The host's NAM has been blocked by the campus network folks
and the Student Judicial Affairs office will be dealing
with the student.
It looks like the message was a multi-posted article.
The campus computer abuse folks referred to the article as
"spamming usenet with illegal money making scheme".
I have a list of Message-IDs but have never sent a control message,
let alone a control cancel message (that's how new I am).
On Fri, 12 Dec 2003, Jeffrey M. Vinocur wrote:
> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 12:35:27 -0500 (EST)
> From: Jeffrey M. Vinocur <jeff at litech.org>
> To: Kathryn Hemness <kfhemness at ucdavis.edu>
> Cc: inn-workers list <inn-workers at isc.org>
> Subject: Re: Removing article from several newsgroups
> On Fri, 12 Dec 2003, Kathryn Hemness wrote:
> > I am fairly new at usenet administration and have never had to deal
> > with removing an article crossposted to several newsgroups.
> > Is there a way that I can remove this article from all of the
> > newsgroups and be rid of it completely or has it already been
> > propagated to the extent that it requires removal by the actual
> > newsgroup moderators/maintainers?
> Cross-posted (many groups in the Newsgroups: header), or multi-posted
> (many copies, each with a different Newsgroups: header)?
> If it's cross-posted, canceling it is no different than canceling any
> other article. But if what you're concerned about is something posted to
> public usenet, then yeah, it's too late. You could send cancel messages,
> but all sites will honor them, and anyway if it's serious spam one of the
> automated cancel bots will have already done that for you.
> So instead of worrying about that, focus on whatever administrative and/or
> technical solutions you need to prevent (or quickly respond to) future
> incidents of this type. For example, you might look into user education
> and changes in AUP, or installing cleanfeed and configuring INN's
> exponential backoff features.
> Jeffrey M. Vinocur
> jeff at litech.org
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