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Re: ARIN Policy on IP-based Web Hosting
> On Tue, 29 Aug 2000 [email protected] wrote: > > > > Name-based virtual hosting does not work in many, MANY cases. Beyond > > > this, if you have multiple customers on a single IP address and one of > > > them is an idiot and spamvertizes their website, several providers have a > > > policy of nullrouting the /32. Now, not only does it kill a single site > > > but, potentially hundreds! > > > > > > --- > > > John Fraizer > > > EnterZone, Inc > > > > That might be an advantage in fighting spam. Think of the potential > > lawsuits against the hosting company and the spammer for loss of business > > from the spam block. The hosting company should not have accepted a > > spammer or as soon as they are known to be a spammer, they must take > > action to prevent loss of business to the non-spammer customers ;) > > > You've obviously not been in this situation before. Just how are you to > know what a customer is going to do prior to turning them on? Do you have > access to mindreaders? Do you submit your customers to a polygraph prior > to enabling their port? Yes I have. I accepted golfballs.net as a customer after confirming that it was a new owner and specifically telling them that the wite would go poof at the first sign of spam. goldballs.net had previously been a pretty famous spammer. Also note I said "or as soon as they are known to be a spammer" since you can't tell what every customer is going to do in advance since if they are a spammer they are likely to lie to you about spamming to begin with. > I am fairly certain that the number of hosts that will accept a customer > who says "I want your middle grade package and, oh, by the way, I'm going > to be SPAMMING the planet to promote my site!" is very limited. I would hope so. > The potential lawsuits against the hosting company for loss of business > are just more reason to use an individual IP per domain. Yup, that's my point. > --- > John Fraizer > EnterZone, Inc -- Richard Shetron [email protected] [email protected] NO UCE What is the Meaning of Life? There is no meaning, It's just a consequence of complex carbon based chemistry; don't worry about it The Super 76, "Free Aspirin and Tender Sympathy", Las Vegas Strip.