There Is No Cat

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Saturday, November 9, 2002

Mars Retreats

Well, the server attack finally seems to be over. My logs for yesterday were blissfully free of any requests to connect to port 25 of J. Random Server. Doing a traceroute on the IP addresses had confirmed what ARIN's whois server showed me, that the IP addresses where the attacks were coming from (216.144.230.51 through 216.144.230.56) were owned by a company called eWAN, so I had sent off a complaint to the address listed in whois as a technical contact there, but I never heard back from them. Bad eWAN. Those hosts are still up responding to pings, so I assume they're attacking someone else, since they weren't getting any love from me.

In the spirit that led Steve Martin to call for the death penalty for parking tickets lo! these many years ago, I'd like to call on the authorities to authorize the death penalty for spammers and server hijackers.

Posted at 2:39 AM

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

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