If you have seen hacker/cracker activity originating from systems
at educational institutions, you should notify their system management
or other administrative officials immediately.
(You can use WHOIS or contact Internic.nic to find out who that is.)
Most institutions have a "Code of Conduct". Certainly Cornell does.
At the very least, students violating it can be suspended or expelled.
Since there are now federal laws against unauthorized computer access,
the individuals involved can be prosecuted. A felony conviction, even if
it doesn't result in a jail term, causes the loss of privileges that many
of us take for granted.
Selden E. Ball, Jr.
Cornell University Voice: +1-607-255-0688
Laboratory of Nuclear Studies FAX: +1-607-255-8062
230A Wilson Synchrotron Lab BITNET: SEB @
Judd Falls & Dryden Road Internet: SEB @
Ithaca, NY, USA 14853-8001 HEPnet/SPAN: LNS62::SEB = 44284::SEB
WARNING: Cornell University will disconnect from Bitnet on September 1st.