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Re: ...one of my visitors was listed as 'USA

From: Henny van der Pluijm <hvdp@worldonline.nl>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 06:56:49 +0100 (MET)
Fwd Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 07:10:07 -0500
Subject: Re: ...one of my visitors was listed as 'USA

>Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 19:42:05 +0000
>From: Dave Ledger <dledger@cableinet.co.uk>
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Question

>Hello Errol & List,

>I have a question which has left me a bit puzzled. As a few of
>you will know, I have just opened up a new website concentrating
>on the ufo phenomena in Scotland, called UFO Scotland.

>I am using a webcounter at the site to monitor the traffic etc
>and when I was reading through the feedback results, which inform
>you as to the user, their web browser, operating system etc. I
>noticed that one of my visitors was listed as 'USA Government'.

Hi David,

I have a web site since January and have logged about 40
visits from USA Government. All the visitors are registered
automatically according to the extension in their
e-mail address. When someone has '.uk' at the end of his
e-mail address, the visitor is registered as 'United Kingdom'.
When someone has 'gov' at the end, as in jsmith@nasa.gov, he
is listed as USA Government. So your visitor could have
been from NASA, the Post Office or the Internal Revenue Service

>My question to the List is........Can these web logs be messed
>around with in any way?. Is this likely to be a hoax?

There is no need to suppose this is done by hacking or hoaxing.
The counter software simply works that way because it is designed
that way and should operate that way. The owner of the web site
(you) gets to know who is coming.

>If it is
>the Government who visited the site, why are they interested in
>the phenomenon in Scotland and a new site which obviously poses
>no threat to them or their country's security?

First of all, "the Government" does not exist. And why would
government employees be interested in your web site?
Why would anyone be? Because they are interested in the UFO
phenomenon. No need to assume evil intent, let alone feelings
of national security violations. Government employees are just
like us and treating them differently would be discrimination.

If there is a UFO cover up in the USA, and I think there is,
the odds are roughly that only one in 100,000 US government
workers know the details. He/she would not worry about a
single UFO website out of the 10,000 that there are
already are which - by the way - don't affect the cover up
in the least. I could go on about the UFO community being
far more damaging to openness about this subject than the
cover up itself, but I'll stop here.

In any case, don't worry.

           /    Met vriendelijke groet/Best wishes    \
                      Henny van der Pluijm

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