A usenet poster has discovered that a Mindcraft E-Mail
originated from within Microsoft's network...
Subject: Where on MSFT campus did Mindcraft do its work?
Author: brlewis <email@example.com>
Mindcraft claims to have asked for performance tuning help on
Usenet and claims there was no response. To my knowledge, they
haven't given any pointers to their original question, but somebody
noticed that this one matched the setup they used:
(You can use dejanews to see that there was a same-day response
to this question which provided some useful hints and asked for
more information. No response to this response was posted.)
The original question was posted via dejanews from the following
client. Check the message headers if you want to verify this.
Desired host: 184.108.40.206
Official name: tide71.microsoft.com
A traceroute to this address goes to Seattle, then into
Microsoft. The last traceable host is
As if it wasn't clear enough already, this shows they had better
access to Microsoft help than the average sysadmin. Can anybody
tell from this information exactly where on the Redmond campus this
"independent" researcher was operating?
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