Spam tracking

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Thu, 09 Jul 1998 09:16:34 -0700

I always do my part to be a good internet
citizen and alert the appropriate ISP's that they
have spam being disseminated from their services.
In the middle of tracking one down, I got
the following message from the command 'whois'.
This the first time in all of the 17 years I've
been using the Internet that I've ever seen this

* WELCOME to InterNIC Registration Services
* Sorry, the system load is temporarily too heavy.
* Please wait a while and try again. Thanks

I thought computers were supposed to be getting
more powerful.