Identifying usenet poster by IP

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    Any way I can do it other than download all the messages and
then do a CRTL-G {ip number} in agent ?
     A guy is spamming and replying to his own posts in a group I
frequent, and I'm wondering if he is not doing the same in other

Re: Identifying usenet poster by IP

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You can guess by the message header what server it came from and report him
to this server's report-abuse address. However, there is rarely a point in
doing this: the spam has already been posted, and, although Usenet has
protocol to call a message off, it is rarely ever implemented on the
servers. It would then be on the server's admin discretion to go and
manually clean the NG, which is a hell of a task, so that rarely gets done
as well. That didn't sound too optimistic, did it?

Good luck with your anti-spam quest!

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD
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