Matt Jones

Spamming Incident

A few days ago, I posted an entry about a spamming incident on the Rhizome list. Here’s what its creator has to say about it [mailed to the list a few minutes ago]:

” >> SHUT UP SPAM MAN

In this case, the man was a PHP script which sends an email

when a 404 error occur in x-arn.org website. The file that

contains the broken link is read by the script, and its URL

is linked in the email. So, in fact, the so-called spam is

the result of a global activity in the net, reflecting the

kind of disorganisation inherent to updating process, file

moving and renaming, as a network movement origin. “

http://www.x-arn.org