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From: Edward Vielmetti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri 09:14:33 04/11/1988 EST
Subject: virus at umich came from mitvma.mit.edu ?
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I was watching the virus when it hit umix at 1 am yesterday, and managed to clean it up mostly by accident at that time. Unfortunately I'm too much of a nitwit to have done anything about it then, live and learn. When I was in the process of fixing up umix, though, I also killed off all incoming SMTP connections, and as I recall there were a number of incoming calls from mitvma.mit.edu that I had to blast. Fortunately umix is slow and creaky enough that it queued some of the messages rather than taking them directly. This could have been a blast of bitnet mail from the interbit gateway at mit as well, I wouldn't rule that out. I hesitate to mention this because I don't have a log to prove it, that's my one concern here. --Ed Edward Vielmetti, U of Michigan computing center mail group ps. I'll be at 1-800-66-MERIT for at least part of today - it's the Merit/NSFnet network operations center.
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