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From: segaloco via COFF <>
To: Dave Horsfall <>
Cc: Computer Old Farts Followers <>
Subject: [COFF] Re: Useful Shell Scripts Network Connections , Logins and Block hacking attempts
Date: Thu, 11 May 2023 22:35:46 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

I would be cautious with that sort of accusation.  I've seen Ken here's traffic on TUHS and COFF for a little bit now and at least myself have never seen him try and pass off a false identity.  I've seen email replies reach TUHS from Ken Thompson himself, there's nothing I've seen in this Ken's messaging that appears to present a facsimile of Ken T. or anyone else.  Of course, if such misdirection is happening and can be proven, probably best to warn Warren directly on that sort of thing.

That all said, yeah, I don't see this sort of email being too relevant to COFF.  I'm no moderator so I won't claim to have authority on anything, but I for one tend to ignore just about anything Linux-oriented or specific in this list and TUHS.

- Matt G.

P.S. Sorry to backseat mod at all, I just have seen this sort of thing before, I don't think anyone involved has bad intentions, communicating over the internet is hard.

------- Original Message -------
On Thursday, May 11th, 2023 at 3:06 PM, Dave Horsfall <> wrote:

> On Thu, 11 May 2023, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> > From a quick skim, these seem poorly written. They might do what's
> > required some of the time but are no better than a quickly knocked-up
> > attempt I'd do myself.
> [...]
> It appears to be some jerk pretending to be Ken T; any fool can take a
> Gmail address (and they do).
> -- Dave

  reply	other threads:[~2023-05-11 22:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2023-05-10 23:56 ` [COFF] Fwd: " KenUnix
2023-05-11  0:12   ` [COFF] " Niklas Karlsson
2023-05-11  5:58   ` steve jenkin
2023-05-11  9:18   ` [COFF] " Ralph Corderoy
2023-05-11 22:06     ` Dave Horsfall
2023-05-11 22:35       ` segaloco via COFF [this message]
2023-05-12  2:13         ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey
2023-05-12  2:19           ` Adam Thornton
2023-05-12  2:34             ` Larry McVoy
2023-05-12  4:30               ` Tomasz Rola
2023-05-12  8:34               ` Ralph Corderoy
2023-05-12 13:58                 ` Larry McVoy
2023-05-12  4:24           ` Tomasz Rola
2023-05-12  5:02             ` segaloco via COFF
2023-05-12  8:14           ` Robert Stanford via COFF
2023-05-12 16:40             ` Adam Thornton
2023-05-12 11:42         ` Ralph Corderoy

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