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Re: [anti-spam-wg] [[email protected]: [spamtools] Heads Up Europeans!]

  • To: Jan-Pieter Cornet johnpc@localhost
  • From: Alex Le Heux alexlh@localhost
  • Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 16:23:00 +0200

Dear Jan-Pieter,

On Apr 28, 2008, at 13:19, Jan-Pieter Cornet wrote:

We're mentioned on another mailinglist... see below.

For those that don't know RFG, he's a seasoned spam fighter, has
had experiences running a blacklist and getting into legal issues
with spammers, and is currently looking at abused netblocks,
or misappropriated netblocks.

The RIPE netblock in question is

I understand it's not in the working group's charter to deal with
operational issues concerning one netblock, but I thought I'd
mention it. (Maybe we have to recommend Ripe NCC to not to
"hand out IP space to thugs" :)

There is no indication that the registration of the netblock you mention is incorrect. It is an ALLOCATED PA block which is currently allocated to an active member.

Even though we offer services, such as RIS, that monitor the global routing table, the current Address Policy does not set strict requirements for how, or by whom, address space is routed.

You can find more information regarding RIPE Policies here:

If you feel that there should be a policy on any of these issues, I am sure the Address Policy WG will be happy to discuss your proposal.

Best regards,

Alex Le Heux

----- Forwarded message from "Ronald F. Guilmette" rfg@localhost > -----

To: spamtools@localhost
Subject: [spamtools] Heads Up Europeans!
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 03:25:46 -0700
From: "Ronald F. Guilmette" rfg@localhost
List-ID: <>
Reply-To: spamtools@localhost

I've added a whole bunch of new material to this web page:

based on new findings, and it now appears that RIPE is involved,
as well as ARIN.

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Best regards,

Alex Le Heux
RIPE NCC IP Resource Analyst