Help! I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but since 2/3rds
of my email postings yesterday were to this group, I'll post this here.
I just received a message from anon.penet.fi and I never sent a
message via their anonymous service. The only email I sent yesterday
were responses to two postings to this mailing list and an email reply to
someone on the rec.scouting newsgroup. The replys to this group were
one to X1.COM which was bounced back to me because of a routing problem
on their end, but the cc came to the list. The second one was a email
reply regarding Linux as a firewall to someone at
CEIM-S--CDC.mail.usace.army.mil which appearantly goes through
pso49.pso.usace.army.mil as a mail exchanger. Both messages were sent
around 8 AM PST and the message from anon.penet.fi was received
around 11 AM PST.
The third post was an email replay was to a newsgroup posting that was
sent at 9:26 AM PST. It was cross posted to rec.scouting and comp.periphs.
> Date: Mon, 6 Feb 95 20:02:49 +0200
> From: System Daemon <daemon @
> To: bobg @
> Subject: Anonymous code name allocated.
> You have sent a message using the anonymous contact service.
> If you want to use a nickname, please send a message to
> nick @
fi, with a Subject: field containing your nickname.
> For instructions, send a message to help @
What would cause the anonymous service to post this to me if I didn't use
it? Is this caused by using the cc: in some way or could it be some
cross posting on the newsgroups?
I would imagine that it would be possible for someone to send
anonymous messages and spoof my name and FQDN, but what would the purpose
be? Has anyone else had this sort of thing happen?
Thanks, Bob Gerrish - bobg @