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RE: Spam. Again.. -- and blocking net blocks?

  • From: Scott Silzer
  • Date: Tue Dec 10 20:43:29 2002

That is exactly what was done to to Futureway a third party spammed for a site hosted by a downstream ISP and the result was there entire network begging blacklisted by SPEWS.

At 15:41 -0800 12/10/2002, David Schwartz wrote:
On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 15:45:29 -0500, Scott Silzer wrote:

I could understand if an ISP was allowing spam from a portion of
there network.  But in this case the only thing that the ISP did is
host a website, the SPAM was sent from from a third party's network.
The ISP did terminate the customer but in the meantime the entire
NSP's network has been blacklisted, for a rouge webhosting account
does sound a bit harsh.
A spam blocking service that worked that way would be useless. Anyone could
get any site they didn't like blacklisted simply by spamvertising it. Anyone
who uses a spam blocking list that works that way is DoSing themselves.

Scott A Silzer