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Re: abusereporting (was Re: Monumentous task of making a list)

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Sun Feb 08 22:07:09 2004

In message <[email protected]>, Mikael A
brahamsson writes:
>On Sun, 8 Feb 2004, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
>> The problem with trojans etc is that there so damn many of them, so the 
>> less time spent actually tracking down the user who was on IP X at time 
>> Y, the better it is for the ISP's staffers who handle complaints about 
>> these.
>I have asked about this before. Wouldnt it be very nice if there was a 
>standardized way to report IP-number and timestamp and type of complaint?

I'm very concerned about the authorization problem -- do you define 
"abuse" the same was as the reporter?  There was an AP wire story a few 
days ago on how the Chinese government is trying to crack down on junk 
email because of

	many which were 
	pornographic or reactionary, or promoted gambling or spread computer 
	viruses,'' the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing the China 
	Police Daily.

To me, "reactionary" email isn't cause for a report.  But it is to some 

		--Steve Bellovin,