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Re: ITD Dialup (was Re: [ProgSoc] Re: [TFL] Re: Ideas)
On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Simon Hirshbein wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Adam Greaves <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 11:28 pm
> Subject: ITD Dialup (was Re: [ProgSoc] Re: [TFL] Re: Ideas)
> > Yeah, like all the people dialing in through ITD, with their .login or
> > .cshrc working out if they were on a modem, then automatically
> > telnettingto ftoomsh. ftoomsh would then work out if you were
> > connecting from an ITD dialup, and if you were, start slirp or
> > something similar. Free internetaccess (well, $10 a semester) and ITD
> > couldn't prove you were running slirp
> Then how is it, Mr Greaves, that ITD locked my account for running SLiRP
> on ftoomsh??
AHA! We have a confession! Repent for your sins! =D
> Answer me that!
Actually, I was referring to several Indian guys I used to know who used
(or rather, "abused") the service to download porn. It was a wonder that
they never got caught by ITD at the time... and when ITD seriously looked
into it, they found a whole host of other students who were also
downloading porn. So they said "stuff this" and scrapped the service,
while retaining their own dial-up line for ITD staff... until they found
that one of their own was also downloading porn (one guy even had 300MB of
MP3s on his workstation), resulting in that ITD staff shake-up towards the
end of last semester.
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