[anti-abuse-wg] (Long) rant about some LIRs in RIPE region, most likely linked to RFG's earlier email
Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Tue Jan 15 22:15:36 CET 2013
In message <1358270019.95063.YahooMailNeo at web171606.mail.ir2.yahoo.com>, Vasile Capdefier <vasile.capdefier at yahoo.co.uk> wrote: >Disclaimer: this is just my POV, I didn't investigate (too) much/deep... That's all very interesting information, however with the exception of the various fradulent ASNs that I reported, all tied in very substantial ways to JUMP.RO itself, the only other one of the Romanian entities that you named that I have been aware of, in the past, as being at the root of either security or spam issues is Swift Marketing SRL. Regards, rfg P.S. Someone (I don't know who) took it upon himself/herself to file a report... or perhaps several reports... relating to the report that I posted here yesterday, with RIPE NCC. As a result, my inbox this morning contained (in addition to a couple of messsgaes from friends and the usual smattering of spam) no fewer that SEVENTEEN separate automated messages from RIPE NCC, asking me to click on various URLs/links in order to confirm my report(s) to the RIPR NCC. It seems to me that there are only two plausible explanations for this: 1) Some unhelpful person filed a report with RIPE NCC regarding my allegations, but used my name and e-mail address when filing the report, and then RIPE NCC's automated system for responding to such reports went bonkers and decided to send me seventeen separate requests to confirm ``my'' report. (In this case, some programmer @ RIPE should really fix their broken report handling system.) 2) Some unhelpful person or set of persons elected to file seventeen separate reports relating to my allegations with RIPE NCC, using my name and my e-mail address in all cases in order to make it look like the reports came from me (which they didn't), thus causing me to receive a mini-mailbomb from RIPE NCC. In either case it would appear that someone is improperly filing reports while pretending to be me, and I would ask that whoever is doing this to please stop. Doing this is rather utterly pointless because I will *not* be responding in any way to RIPE's seventeen requests to me to confirm the validity of ``my'' report(s) to them. (Note that even if I was feeling generous, I would not do so because the automated messages to me from RIPE do not give any indication of what is actually in the reports that I am being asked to validate! For all I know, some miscreant may have filed a report with RIPE claiming that the moon is made of green cheese. If I validated that, using RIPE's automated system, then effectively *I* would be responsible for filing that preposterous and utterly irrelevant claim with RIPE.) If anyone wants to make a report to RIPE NCC about any of the material that I posted here yesterday, please be my guest. However please have the courtesy to use your own name and e-mail address when doing so, not mine.