Thanks for posting that reminder of the real story behind
anon.penet.fi. I remember when those events unfolded. OTOH, there were
some hilarious postings of the CoS's chief lawyer (mean-faced, clipped-
hair NYU female shyster doesn't begin to describe the pictures).
email@example.com (Robert Bonomi) wrote in
Less "revisionist" than "mediocre memory" :-)
It's probably the case that penet was the only anonymizer that stuck
around long enough back then that someone not looking for an
anonymizer (e.g. me) would see it.
Penet was abused - I'd never have noticed it if it wasn't for the
trolls using it. Granted, the trolls posting thru penet didn't
stick around long, which both shows that abuse can be controlled
and that penet did so (unlike nym.alias.net).
I guess I heard that somewhere along the line, without ever getting
the details. I just knew penet went away (and about a year later,
a lot of much less well run anonymizers appeared in it's place).
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