From: /dev/null (email@example.com)
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 15:22:52 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Re: hacked..
On Mon, 27 Nov 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
: I usually don't bitch at attrition for their mirroring job.
: Dood, that shit was defaced for 3 hours.
: alldas and safemode both got it, why couldn't you guys?
: I'm sorry I don't understand why you didn't.
It was -not- defaced for three hours...or if it was, you didn't mail us
promptly. I checked within ten minutes of receiving your email, and it
wasn't defaced. I can only do the best I can with what I have. I've been
sitting here mirroring all day, and as soon as I got the mail I checked.
That much said, let me take a moment to explain something to you about
what we do. We get between twenty and fifty emails a day reporting hacked
sites. Of those, only some of them are actually defaced when we check,
and of those that are defaced, some are free sites or sub-pages. We have
to manually verify each one. Safemode and alldas are sometimes faster?
Excuse me, so fucking what? They also don't get as many reports as we do.
We run this mirror in our spare time, while we're at work or actually
having lives. There are a total of three of us who actually take mirrors
these days: jericho, munge, and me. munge is still on Thanksgiving break.
jericho is busy at work today. That leaves me. I've been taking mirrors
for seven hours now without a break. I'm irritable.
You said you don't normally bitch at us about the speed with which we take
mirrors. Well, you know what? You don't send us a whole hell of a lot of
gratitude for the work we do either. We take mirror after mirror for you
guys, and you just expect we'll do your bidding happily. But God fucking
forbid we miss one lame-ass Chinese jewelry site -- we'll get bitched at?
And not just bitched at, hit with something like "waa, alldas and safemode
both got it, why couldn't you guys?" In this case, we 'couldn't' because
ten minutes after we got the mail the page looked just fine. In general,
if we miss a site it's because our resources are thin and we're fucking
Regardless, you guys have no right to crawl up our collective anal
passages and build a summer home there. We do this as a service and we do
the best we possibly can. You don't pay our salaries; you don't even
bother to give us the occasional word of thanks for the mirrors we -do-
get. Therefore, do you have the latitude to complain like that when we
miss one (which, by the way, is a pretty rare occurance)? Nope.