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Re: ITD Dialup (was Re: [ProgSoc] Re: [TFL] Re: Ideas)
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:06:24PM +1000, Simon Hirshbein wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Adam Greaves <email@example.com>
> 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??
> Answer me that!
a) look at the traffic as it flows through the ITD machines
(slirp has distinctive content and flow properties).
b) log into ftoomsh and see what you are running. yes, some
ITD staff members have progsoc accounts.
how do i know this? well i used to do exactly this. why the
policy? well at the time the policy first made it was out of concern
of the wastage of precious system resources. however these days with
faster machines and networks im fairly certain it doesnt do much
harm. i was one of the people who advocated this policy in '93. im
fairly certain that it is now engraved in stone because changing
policy is just too difficult, rather than for any reason of resource
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