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Re: How should ISPs notify customers about Bots (Was Re: DNS Hijacking

  • From: Joe Greco
  • Date: Mon Jul 23 17:22:58 2007

> On Mon, 23 Jul 2007, Joe Greco wrote:
> >> So are you claiming no bots ever try to connect to that server?
> >
> > I don't care if bots ever try to connect to that server.  I can effectively
> > stop the bots from connecting to servers by shutting down the Internet, but
> > that doesn't make that solution reasonable or correct.
> Do spam block lists only block spam e-mails, or do they on occasion 
> sometimes block both legitimate e-mail and spam?

It depends on the list.

> Yes, your IRC was probably listed by mistake.  And more than likely 
> someone will correct that mistake.
> Yes, it is agravating to you personally because it is your server that
> was blocked by mistake.
> Although this seems to be the first bit mistake in over two years, does
> that make the practice unacceptable as another tool to respond to Bots?

The practice of blocking public EFnet servers?

Yes, when there are better solutions to the problem at hand.

... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.