[ngw] GW Ceasing Support

Trevor Harrison trevor at harrison.org
Tue Jul 10 19:41:28 UTC 2001

Eric Toll wrote:


> Ok, so now we know it didn't come from Novell.
> Has Microsoft lowered it self to paying "open relay" spammers to trash 
> Novell?
> Looks pretty bad, they are using Exchange and forged their address, 
> open relay
> etc.  Domain that email came from Seems to belong to this guy.
>    Coordinator:
>       Elfellah, Khalid  (KE2214 <whois?%21KE2214&id=0> )  
> khalid at AIM.NET.MA
>       Global Digitec
>       7522 Campbell Rd. # 113-181
>       Dallas , TX 75248
>       972-669-5095
>    Hostname: DALLAS.AIM.NET.MA
>    Address: <whois?host+>
>    System: ? running ?

Actually, AIM.NET.MA was just used as a relay.  The important line is the

Received: from asdf ( []) by mail.q-texte.net.ma

The actual client that sent the email (and it appears to be a hand typed 
smtp conversation) was  According to ARIN, that subnet 
belongs to HBO:

HBO & Company (NET-HBO)
   5995 Windward Parkway
   Alpharetta, GA 30005-4184

   Netname: HBO
   Netblock: -

      Rajagopalan, Umesh  (UR1-ARIN)  umesh.rajagopalan at hboc.com
      404-338-3329 (FAX) 404-338-5150

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