[arch-general] IRC Spammer / Impersonator
mezoko at mezoko.net
Thu Dec 27 13:23:35 EST 2007
This morning I was informed by a TU via Private Message on IRC that
there were spammer impersonating me. He first ask what happened last
night and as I had no idea what he was talking about this was when I
first discovered what happened.
There are some wonderful people (for lack of a nicer term) who think its
funny to impersonate me and spam the channel.
My hostname is almost always adsl-75-33-32-137.dsl.bcvloh.sbcglobal.net
very rarely do I connect to IRC using a different net connection
(usually just ssh into my home box). The ip is dynamic so it will
change, but it should match with mezoko.net
I think these spammers are ajnewbold and impl. They helped me out with
some php coding about a year ago. They were nice people, but they slowly
started pull crap on me and I didn't put up with so I think this their
**Ajnewbold and impl (he was under the alias of "hary" something, I
don't remember) spammed the channel about a week ago so I'm not sure if
they'll stop, hence the reason for this posting.
So basically I want to clear up a few things
1. The spammers last night were not me
2. If username mezoko does not have a host name similar to
dsl.bcvloh.sbcglobal.net there is a good chance it is not me
3. To any TU/OP/Dev please do not ban my user name from IRC, please
ban the hostname if the problem arises again.
Thank you all for your understanding,
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