Forwarded from: Jay D. Dyson <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Thank (insert deity here...atheists leave blank)! ORBZ was run in the worst and sloppiest manner conceivable. They'd scan every damned mail server they could, over and over again, even though there was absolutely *no* evidence that the system was ever an open relay. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Their real abuses were far worse than the claimed abuses of the original ORBS service (run by Alan Brown). Those who know my strong anti-spam stance will appreciate my utterly low regard for the (now thankfully defunct) ORBZ. - -Jay - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 01:25:25 -0600 From: David Ulevitch <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: ORBZ shut down Hello incidents, I'm sending this forward to incidents for two reasons. 1) The reason ORBZ appears to have been shut down is because of the problem with Lotus Domino servers crashing/hanging when receiving bounces with null envelope senders.(check archives for exact issue) 2) A lot of mail servers will HANG or be EXTREMELY slow if they are setup to check against ORBZ name service for spamboxes. A good solution is to switch to using something like ORDB (www.ordb.org) - ----- Forwarded message from ORBZ <email@example.com> ----- Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 03:15:49 +0000 From: ORBZ <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Shutdown Here's the email that those of you with forward sight have been fearing since the inception of ORBZ. As of this moment, ORBZ is shutting down. DNS zones are going to stop resolving, the website will disappear and mail will stop working (so furthur discussion on this list probably won't work -- use NANAE). I don't want to disappear in silence like ORBS, so I'll try for as much description as possible without compromising my own position. I received an official court notice this afternoon to turn over all information relation to ORBZ accounts. This came from the 10th Judicial District court of the State of Michigan. It appears that ORBZ may be facing criminal charges for denial of service relating to the Lotus Domino issue. I was happy to try to weather any civil issues that may have come up, and I was committed to seeing it through. However, the threat of jail time is too much; I don't believe in this fight quite that much. Thank you all for all your support. I sincerely hope that someone with the goal of carrying on the mission of ORBZ pops up in another country with a less foreboding legal system. Anyone who has copies of the current zones may do with them what they wish. For those of you stuck without good spam filtering, please consider ORDB and SpamCop; they both provide excellent free solutions. Ian Gulliver ORBZ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (SunOS) Comment: See http://www.treachery.net/~jdyson/ for current keys. iEYEARECAAYFAjyY2yoACgkQGI2IHblM+8E8bACeOAIfCfleioVaxhRAkHeXCc+3 2fEAniVrh38HFtBFrSb6gNRSdLpFX83p =WUbd -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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