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peering policies and spam

  • From: Jeremy Porter
  • Date: Wed Jan 07 10:28:45 1998

Have any providers gone on record as stating that
they are going to require anti-spam policies in their future peering
agreements?  We have the case of a spam attack coming from Cable
and Wireless CWIX.NET customer:
Here is CWIX saying its ok to send in bulk unsolicited email.
We are going to require that our service providers and peers argee
to not pass us spam traffic, by whatever means that they want to
impelement.  As a stop gap, I imaging a route map to map all
prefixes arriving out of AS 5683 to Null0 for the time being will
a stop gap, until we can get our providers to drop peering with these

I imagine we will also be pursing legal action as these people are
located in state.

>Here is the official response from CWIX.NET (cable wireless ex)
>><excerpt>Sender: [email protected] 
>>Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 19:20:34 -0500 
>>From: Lawrence Guidry  
>>Organization: Cable & Wireless Internet Exchange (CWIX) 
>>To: "Patrick Michael O'Leary"  
>>Subject: [Fwd: Ticket #92258 (craig) Spammed email to our site!
>>Upon investigation, your complaint appears to be without merit. 
>>The simple act of sending commercial bulk e-mail to your clientelle is
>>not in and of itself a violation of our AUP. 
>>Any issues of complaint regarding plagerism towards Roy Bronson are
>>between you and he. 
>>Of course, please feel free to re-clarify your complaint for further
>>consideration by us. 

Jeremy Porter, Freeside Communications, Inc.      [email protected]
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