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Re: WARNING: Whois mining operation (probably spam related).
Blueyonder / Cableinet are both owned and ran by Telewest - a cable company, its probably a cable modem customer... On Sun, 3 Feb 2002, Scott Francis wrote: > On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 02:34:46AM -0600, [email protected] said: > > > > Starting about 6am eastern time, we began getting several hundred hits per > > second from IP address 184.108.40.206 to our WHOIS server. > > > > It appears that they were running a rather well endowed dictionary against > > the database. > > > > Beware - these are spammers (I know the address very well). Check your logs > > if you have any email servers or whois databases. > > > > This is a jerk from England who is a known fraudster. > ==== > [[email protected]:~]$ whois -r 220.127.116.11 > <snip> > descr: Please forward abuse issues > descr: to [email protected] > <snip> > ==== > > http://help.blueyonder.co.uk/rules/aup.html > > If this guy is obviously spamming, or data mining in preparation for > spamming, it seems that blueyonder.co.uk could be contacted to have his > access yanked. Failing that, cableinet.net could be contacted to have > blueyonder.co.uk yanked. > > Of course, you may have already tried this and received little/no > cooperation. *sigh* > > -- Stephen J. Wilcox IP Services Manager, Opal Telecom http://www.opaltelecom.co.uk/ Tel: 0161 222 2000 Fax: 0161 222 2008