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Hur hur!

So I'm sitting here watching some anime (Fate/Stay Night), and my phone rings. I'm like 'lol ok phone' and pick it up. The person asks me if I'm Mushu, and I say yeah and they're like, well, we found out that you're spoofing your MAC address and sent you an email blah blah expulsion blah blah comply with the instructions blah.

Nutshell, apparently its becoming more common/problematic (I guess?) and they're starting to crack down on it. Or maybe I was just spoofing the wrong address. In any case, lolol back to 650MB/day for me. At least I'm not b&.

Also, I'll probably stop using some of the other methods of getting around bandwidth limits... because if they were able to track me down by my physical connection (ie, they knew the bandwidth was being used by whomever lives in my room) then they're probably going to find out in the end. And I think I'd rather live with 650MB/day for a semester (living off campus next year woot!) than not graduate/face criminal charges.

Now I just need to make sure they don't read TA logs. Because that... might be bad.
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Actual email correspondance -

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Dear Mr. Campbell:

This message is an official communication from the
abuse@Virginia.edu team. You can verify my identity
and association with U.Va. by looking at my signature
and then using the People Search function via the
main U.Va. website (http://www.people.virginia.edu).
I work for Information Technology and Communication
at U.Va.

The message requires an email response.

The University of Virginia Abuse Team (abuse@Virginia.edu)
has received several reports that indicate you are
modifying the physical or MAC address of your network
device. The addresses you are using belong to other
members of the U.Va. community.

This behavior is a concern. Please see the Responsible
Computing Handbook for Students at:
http://www.itc.virginia.edu/pubs/docs/RespComp/rchandbook06.html

In part, it states:

"BE ACCOUNTABLE for your actions. Hiding your identity to avoid
responsibility for your behavior on the network or using someone
else's network identity are at a minimum violations of policy,
and they may be serious violations of law."

and:

"DON'T TRY TO GAME THE SYSTEM. Looking for ways to take advantage
of the computer system by abusing the rules for ethical use is
considered gaming the system. For example, using computers that
are not registered to you in order to download excessive amounts
of data and thus use too much bandwidth is gaming the system.
The rules are intended to protect the fair use of U.Va's computing
systems."

Please email abuse@virginia.edu stating that you have received this
email message and agree to stop spoofing MAC addresses.

Failure to do the above will cause us to disable your
computer's connection to the U.Va network on the second
business day after the sending of this message.

Should you need to correspond with us again about this incident,
please use the subject on this message so that we can better
track this incident.

Jayne Ashworth


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Email received - I agree to stop spoofing my MAC address.


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Thank you so much.

Should you need to correspond with us again about this incident,
please use the subject on this message so that we can better
track this incident.

Jayne Ashworth

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You practically live in a utopia by comparison. The internet on-campus here, ResNet, 'offers' 3GB/week, in addition to being slow and drop-prone. Needless to say, I got Bell Sympatico pretty quickly. I won't even mention the irony that I'm a ResNet Computer Consultant, so I'm not 'supposed to' badmouth it. [grin]

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It would actually make me happy if you got thrown out and had to live on the street.

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I figured you were gonna get busted on it.

Yeah, I'm actually suprised how long I went without being caught.

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It would actually make me happy if you got thrown out and had to live on the street.

LOL what? You don't think I've worked a hard day's work?

I've survived fine out in the world before, I'd be fine doing it again. Might not be fun folding towels for a living, but hey, I'd certainly not be without a roof for long.

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I figured you were gonna get busted on it.

Yeah, I'm actually suprised how long I went without being caught.
How long did you get away with it for?

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I figured you were gonna get busted on it.

Yeah, I'm actually suprised how long I went without being caught.
How long did you get away with it for?

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I figured you were gonna get busted on it.

Yeah, I'm actually suprised how long I went without being caught.
How long did you get away with it for?

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I figured you were gonna get busted on it.

Yeah, I'm actually suprised how long I went without being caught.
How long did you get away with it for?

A couple weeks on this run, in addition to the first few months of the semester.

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It would actually make me happy if you got thrown out and had to live on the street.


Why don't you log in and say that? :)

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