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Re: Getting open smtp servers fixed

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  • From: Corneliu Tanasa < >
  • Date: Wed, 09 Sep 1998 16:38:09 +0000
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  • Organization: LOGIC TELECOM SA
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Gert Doering wrote:

If it will be no ISPs allowing spammers, he will spam once for each ISP,
and then he will stop forever.  I think, that stoping the spammers at
source is the most convenient way for the time being.  Upgrading the
email servers as non-relay it will be time consuming all over the
Internet and until that happens, we'll have to educate the users, not to
black hole almost everything.  I'll welcome some new rules that a new
ISP will have to follow, but we can't already shoot-off the existing
ISPs, we'll have to educate them but not using the gun.  
However, RBL = YES, but ORBS = NO.

Corneliu Tanasa

> Hi,
> Corneliu Tanasa wrote:
> > I think that the best way, should be to add a machine on the block list
> > only if it was used for spamming and you've heard nothing from the
> > administrator after notifying him about the incident.
> You want to stop the spamming *before* it happens. Afterwards, it doesn't
> matter -- the spammer will go away and find another "one-shot" host.
> If you don't take preventive measures, the spamming will never stop,
> because new hosts (with open relays) are connected to the Internet every
> day.
> Gert Doering
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