This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson email@example.com, Soaring Golden Eagle firstname.lastname@example.org and Alan Houser email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Date: Sun Jun 23 1996
According to the experts on news.admin.net-abuse:
... as Neil Pawson says, "it's for abuse *of* the net, NOT
abuse *on* the net." Just because somebody does something vile, we
don't necessarily want to hear about it on net.admin.net-abuse.
To qualify as
true panic-inspiring net-abuse, an act must interfere with the
net-use of a large number of people. Examples of this: newsgroup
flooding, widespread or organized forgery campaigns, widespread or
organized account hackery, widespread or organized censorship
However, much which is not considered net abuse, are very serious
violations of Netiquette. Netiquette is explained in RFC
1855 Netiquette Guidelines which can be found at:
More information on net abuse, and how you can do something about it can
be found in the Net Abuse FAQ which is posted in the following news groups
news.admin.net-abuse.misc, news.groups.questions and news.answers.
It is also available at:
Even more information can be found on the WWW page "Everything You'd
Rather Not Have To Know About Net-Abuse" :