[anti-spam-wg] If it's announced 'on' RIPE.net it must be true...

  • From: Steve Linford linford@localhost
  • Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 14:37:58 +0000

Seems at least one network believes that 'announcements' carried on a RIPE website mean the announcement must be real. Why RIPE is carrying a fake announcement posted by a spammer is beyond me, is there somebody there who can delete joe-jobs and/or spam from the list and thus from what RIPE subsequently publishes?

I'm sure if the same spammer posted an announcement saying RIPE has been acquired by APNIC and all RIPE IPs are to be recalled on Dec 1, someone I hope would ensure such 'announcement' is promptly deleted... could that same someone delete the fake announcement below then please.

  Steve Linford
  The Spamhaus Project
  http://www.spamhaus.org

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Dear Spamhaus Team,

We are from Malaysian ISP, we would like to have confirmation with you regarding this RIPE article stated that "Spamhaus and SPEWS merge to form massive blacklist". Please refer the link for the article: http://www.ripe.net/ripe/maillists/archives/anti-spam-wg/2006/ msg00087.html. Is this means, if our IP being listed in SPEW or SPEW2, the SBL will automatically include the IPs also.

Appreaciate your prompt reply regarding this matter.

Thank you

Regards,
TM Net Abuse Admin(MM)
Security Management,
Technical Operation,
TM Net Sdn. Bhd.