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Re: ORBS ?

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  • From: Chuck Foster < >
  • Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 20:00:31 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 8 Sep 1998, Xander Jansen wrote:
> So it appears to me that the Dorkslayers just 'scan/test' whole networks 
> and just blindly put all machines not complying to the 'Thou shall not 
> relay rule' on the blacklist. I'm not sure that I like this way of 
> promoting the closure of open relays...

So far we've had some 200 customer mail servers added to the ORBS, and
analysing the IP ranges seems to indicate some kind of automated scan of
our CIDR block; though I appreciate the motives behind RBL lists, I'm not
so appreciative of network probing such as appears to have happened here -
that can easily be interpreted as unauthorised utilisation of our network
facilities, and hardly makes them any more legitimate than the spammers
they are supposedly aiming to protect against.

So far they haven't deigned to respond to my question as to why this
appears to be the case.


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