obnoxious broadcast messages

Preston Mullen (mullen@nrl-mpm.arpa)
Tue, 31 Mar 87 20:05:15 EST

> broadcast message from temp!root: This is a test of area coverage. Please send me a nasty indignant flame
> if you get this broadcast.
> Jordan (jkh@violet.berkeley.edu)

I have gotten several of these broadcast messages (equivalent to
a "wall") today on various Unix systems on my local network.

        1. Who is this person, jkh@violet.berkeley.edu?
        2. Why are we being bothered with these messages?
        3. How is it being done?
        4. How can we stop this nuisance?

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