AOL Network Denied Service After Attacks



7/9/99

The Saab Network web site (http://www.saabnet.com/) has been subject to attacks from the AOL Network over the past few weeks. Attempts from both the site owner and members to contact AOL about these attacks went unanswered. After the third such attack, The Saab Network server will deny service to the AOL Network and all of its users for 24 hours beginning Friday July 9th at 12 noon (PDT) and ending the following noon. For each additional attack from the AOL Network, service will be denied for another 24 hours, plus an additional 24 hours for each attack.

"We have been very patient and have tried to work through AOL's abuse service, but it's like nobody's home," said Scott Paterson, The Saab Network Founder. "AOL users that are inconvenienced by an inability to connect to The Saab Network server are encouraged to sign up with a local ISP for Internet service."

The attacks on The Saab Network have been in the form of gross, vulgar postings left on its bulletin board area. The postings have been easily traced back to the AOL Network via detailed web logs and are considered to all have been done by the same user. The latest such attack coming from:

98a66b58.ipt.aol.com - - [09/Jul/1999:03:51:35 -0400] "POST /cgi-bin/bb/900/wwwboard.cgi HTTP/1.0" 200 1559

The Saab Network, on the Internet since 1988, caters to tens of thousands of Saab owners each month via its web site and mailing list.


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