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Re: Now the idiots at ORBS are probing random dial-ups

  • From: Shawn McMahon
  • Date: Tue Aug 22 15:49:51 2000

On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 02:37:01PM -0400, Barry Shein wrote:
> The problem is, other than hassling the honest this approach just
> doesn't work.
> I currently measure around 1,000 open relays PER DAY being used
> against us by spammers.

Remember, folks, MAPS are ORBS don't exist to stop spam; they exist to
cut down on the number of open relays, and thus make it:

1) More expensive to spam.

2) Easier to track spammers.

Any discussion of their effectiveness should take these goals into account.

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