Spammers hapless fate = ISP toil and sweat
Poul-Henning Kamp phk at critter.freebsd.dk
Thu Sep 18 12:52:49 CEST 1997
In message <199709181044.LAA19136 at beckett.earlsfort.iol.ie>, Nick Hilliard writ es: >> Are you suggesting that some of these guys are connected directly >> to the backbone and thus able to make BGP announcements? > >I don't know whether they are or not. But the possibility should be >entertained. > >>From a policy routing point of view, it's easier to filter our a >whole AS rather than mess around with single address prefixes. This would >make a good deterrant for spammers not to use BGP. And for ISPs not to host them. So far, all the spammers I have had to deal with have been hosted under AGIS, although a few of them use random dial-in accounts for actually sending their spam. -- Poul-Henning Kamp FreeBSD coreteam member phk at FreeBSD.ORG "Real hackers run -current on their laptop."
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