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Re: Name Spaceby Zecho (Hermit)
|on Oct 26, 2001 at 19:51 UTC||Need Help??|
DISCLAIMER: I no longer encourage or practice any of the following activities.
I have never related this story to anyone.
Zecho (prop noun):
When I was first introduced to the new internet it was with America Online. The cost of which was well over $4 US per hour.
ZechoGod's most infamous achievement was to set up an autoresponder for his AOL inbox, and noticing how quickly it would reply to messages he sent to himself, got together with about 20 of the group members and started emailing each other with the autoresponders enabled. Soon, there were thousands and thousands of emails bouncing back and forth at amazing speed on the AOL servers. An infinate loop, and the original documented DOS attack.(AOL was offline for over 24 hours)
Needless to say, the "Gods of AOL" made the front page of AOL news rather frequently. The AOL Offer (aka Aol4free) was another infamous attribution.
The name Zecho is still to this day banned from AOL.
UPDATE: no I have not used aol in years.