North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
RE: How many backbones here are filtering the makelovenotspam scr eensaver site?
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 > -----Original Message----- > From: Justin Ryburn [mailto:[email protected]] > Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 4:18 PM > To: Chad Skidmore; [email protected] > Subject: Re: How many backbones here are filtering the > makelovenotspam scr eensaver site? > > This is what scares me. Who determines the "bad guys?" I > don't know anyone over at Lycos so I have no trust (or lack > there of) in Lycos. Who is to say that Lycos won't decide > next month that Yahoo, Google, MSN, _insert your own network > here_ are "bad guys" and point the screen saver at them. Are > they likely to do it? Probably not; it would be a PR > nightmare for them. But who is to stop them? What if they > don't go so extreme and just point the screen saver at "gray > hat" hosts who are open relays or something? I agree 100%. I believe that I get to decide what is or is not "ok" traffic on my network. I define that in my AUP and customers agree to and understand that when they buy service from me. > My opinion (not that anyone asked) is retaliation is childish > and unprofessional. I remember the Internet before Spam, Also agree 100%. If there is traffic hitting my network that I don't believe is "ok" then I can choose not to carry that traffic on my network. It doesn't give me the right to attack the originator of that traffic or the person that I "believe" to be the originator of that traffic. That's why I am a very firm believer in the power of "ip route x.x.x.x y.y.y.y null0" command. :) Makes the problem go away for me (for the most part) and doesn't cause anyone else any pain as a result except my customers, who agreed to let me use that power when they purchased service from me. > botnets, DDOS, etc. > and dream of a day when these are "under control" again just > as much as the next geek. However, stooping to the level of > the miscreant is not the answer to the problem in my opinion. > > Justin Ryburn > [email protected] > > "Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been > hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on > earth." > -- Mark Twain - ---------------------------- Chad E Skidmore One Eighty Networks, Inc. http://www.go180.net 509-688-8180 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGP 8.1 iQA/AwUBQa+yXU2RUJ5udBnvEQLX1gCglUjYXtQXyrSMFdfsQeZg9beq/xsAoI/C jOJ77EI+PIQs01sPNEnBphWK =ZScz -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----