OT Spamhaus tactics (was Spamhaus RBLs)
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Tue Oct 21 15:23:48 IST 2008
Anthony Cartmell wrote on Tue, 21 Oct 2008 13:35:20 +0100:
> Spamhaus seemed such a good idea, but my opinion of its accuracy and
> policies is somewhat tainted now...
It's still one with quite "friendly" policies (ever dealt with
spews/apews?). The point of doing what they did is that you catch the
attention of the upstream provider much quicker than by listing only a few
single IPs while the offending spammer is jumping from IP to IP. If the
provider gets complaints from a lot of customers they may act quicker on
getting rid of the spammer or they may prove that they *are* a spam
hosting provider. So, it's effective either way.
And there's also the occasional case where you accidentally attribute a
subnet to a spammer because many IP addresses in that space already belong
(or belonged) to them and it looks like they can use the whole range.
Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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