[Linux-aus] Google Linux OS coming..

Martin Visser martinvisser99 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 13:19:36 EST 2009


Your apparent definition of  "Denial of Service Attack" certainly is outside
normal usage.

All that Google have done is refused to redirect people to your site -
anyone having your direct URL I'm sure good browse your site without any
hindrance. Clearly the code on your site (according to you now fixed) was
able to do bad things to innocent users. Thanks goodness Google are
responsible enough to at least give people warning (and a choice).

If you turn the telescope around the other way, you would see that Google
are trying to help you restore their confidence in their site. As others
said they have provided a methodical way (that presumably is cost effective
on their part) to do that. A listing in Google's search costs you nothing,
so obviously they can't be as interactive as you might want.

I can't imagine Google's intentions are anything other than trying to just
tidy up the litter a little bit.

Of course if you believe they are operating illegally or in some other
anti-competitive fashion, and have good solid evidence for that, I'm sure
there are a number of legal or regulatory options open to you. If you don't
have anything concrete - then we also don't want to hear your rants here.

Regards, Martin

MartinVisser99 at gmail.com

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Bret Busby <bret at busby.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Bret Busby wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, 11 Jul 2009, Mark Walkom wrote:
> >
> >> Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2009 16:31:14 +1000
> >> From: Mark Walkom <markwalkom at gmail.com>
> >> To: Linux Australia List <linux-aus at linux.org.au>
> >> Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] Google Linux OS coming..
> >>
> >> Righto Bret,
> >> Can you back your claims up.
> >>
> >>
> >
> > I am a webmaster for an organisation (one of the web sites that I
> > administer).
> >
> > A couple of weeks ago, google decided to blacklist the web site.
> >
> > google declared the web site to be an attack web site, and blocked access
> to
> > the web site.
> >
> And thus, a Denial Of Service attack was instituted against the web
> site, by google.
> The members of the organisation that owns the web site, could not access
> their own web site, and neither could the public on the Internet, easily
> access the web site.
> It was a Denial of Service attack, by google.
> --
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia
> ..............
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>  you'll know what the answer means."
> - Deep Thought,
>   Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
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>   A Trilogy In Four Parts",
>   written by Douglas Adams,
>   published by Pan Books, 1992
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