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Re: Commecial vs fairness (was: spam support)

  • To: Gert-Jan < >
  • From: Mally Mclane < >
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 22:13:43 +0000 (GMT)
  • Cc: Denesh Bhabuta < >


[these are my views, not ripes]

Whilst I sympathise with you,

> Can RIPE not issue a  maintain lower for the ISP who is not enforcing his
> her AUP and or not fighting the abuse coming from his network. Ans i mean
> abuse in the broader sense, so also taking care of custommers who
> delibirately try to hack into other persons systems.

RIPE employs close to 90 people, a large proportion of these are
hostmasters and they are already working very hard.

For RIPE to police ISPs on *their own* AUP, and investigate if they are
actually breaking *their own* AUP would be a huge task, and one I think
would be beyond the capabilities, man power wise, of RIPE at the moment.

It also opens up all manner of legal/operational issues, which I am sure
RIPE would rather not get involved in.

We already do our bit for anti-spam, we get maybe 10-20 emails a day
accusing us of this/that, and 100% if these are mis directed, we reply to
each and every one with the correct whois output, telling them who to

Above all, I don't think this fits easily into the remit the RIPE NCC has.



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