[MUD-Dev] Trouble Makers or Regular Citizens

Marc Bowden ryumo at merit.edu
Wed Mar 29 07:49:35 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000

--On Wed, Mar 29, 2000 1:54 AM +0000 Matthew Mihaly
<the_logos at achaea.mudservices.com> wrote:

> Yes, this is a problem. We don't ban troublemakers from AOL, for
> instance. I do find, however, that e-mailing AOL's abuse department
> (if the users behavior warrants it) is quite effective. Nearly all
> our banned IP addresses are either dedicated IPs, or high
> schools/public libraries (man I wish there was a central database
> of these. I'd happily ban every high school and public library in
> existence.)

  As to banning AOL, you *can* turn off access from specific dial-in
pools if you do your research - I've done this before to get rid of
munchkins from the Pennsylvania AOL NAS until they got bored and
wandered away. I agree AOL abuse is very admin-friendly to a point.
Too bad not everyone feels this way ("We don't regulate our
customers' use." - iAmerica, when we were under a DoS from one of
their users.)
  For schools and libraries, if you're really serious, look for the
telltale string *.k12.*.us.

Marc Bowden - Soulsinger         Dreamshadow:The Legacy of the Three
  ryumo at merit.edu                        3333

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