user's defamatory statement as well as a sysop
or other user's
Since the remailer system is premised on the sysop
's implicit promise not to divulge that information, faith in the security of anonymous remailers has been shaken since the sysop
of the most popular remailer, Finland-based anon.penet.fi, was compelled by Finnish authorities to disclose the identities of three user's names.(22) A user may obtain more secure anonymity by "chain-remailing," a method by which users send their e-mail message to one remailer, which in turn sends it to another remailer, and so on.
Few cases have been definitive in determining to what extent commercial information providers and sysops
must monitor, or are prohibited from monitoring, electronic traffic.
. As experts on the forum's use as well as its subject matter, system operators answer questions and make their own contributions to a discussion.
Handicap News BBS (203) 926-6168, up to 14,400 bps (203) 926-6187 (voice) Wide range of disabilities--50-80 conference areas; Internet e-mail/newsgroups, Fidonet; many conferences helpful to parents, local conference available, although most callers are nonlocal; nearly 1000 files for downloading; sysop
is parent of child who has Down syndrome.
A BBS reflects the interests of the sysop
. Many bulletin boards have a special focus, such as religion or medicine, but most include a generic set of services: discussion areas, file areas, games, and bulletins.
For information, contact Peter Larsen, ATLA's BBS system operator (Sysop
), at (800) 344-3023, ext.
You can leave a private message to a particular named person, or public message for anyone to read, or a message to the SYSOP
What a given BBS actually offers depends on the system operator, or "sysop
." This person (or persons) maintains the board's hardware and software and decides the hierarchy of menus, conferences, and libraries.
An example of a clearly unfair use of copyrighted material on the Net would be for a sysop
of a commercial bbs to permit or encourage postings of such things as photographs from Playboy magazine for the comsumption of bbs users.
"Hayes announces ISDN sysop
discount program." June: 25.
To set up a BBS, all a system operator (sysop
) needs is a personal computer, a phone line, a modem and BBS software.
Interested authors are invited to log on to the BBS and leave a message for system operator (sysop
) Gregory Jackson.
Ed Zollars, CPA, sysop
on the AICPA Accountants Forum, says, "I return to Web sites because they have useful information that is updated regularly." Johnson agrees, saying that if you have attention-grabbing content someone will visit you again in a week or two.