Perspectives on Spamhaus's Dilemma

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by imhotep, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. imhotep

    imhotep Guest

    Perspectives on Spamhaus's Dilemma

    It is absolutely shameful that the US courts have chosen to protect a
    spammer and are trying to force Spamhaus into *NOT* blocking the spammer.
    Spamhaus is perfectly within their rights to block a known spamming
    company...afterall Spamhaus is in the UK where spamming is illegal...

    "The Illinois court that told Spamhaus to stop blocking the spammer filing
    suit against them ? an order which Spamhaus ignored ? is now considering
    ordering ICANN to pull Spamhaus's domain records. While Gadi Evron, whose
    blog posting is linked above, urges everyone to beat the judge with a clue
    stick, a guest writer on his blog counsels much greater restraint."

    http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/09/1825232&from=rss

    Imhotep
     
    imhotep, Oct 10, 2006
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    Leythos Guest

    Fixed improper use of Follow-up
     
    Leythos, Oct 10, 2006
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  3. imhotep

    imhotep Guest

    The only true way to "Fix improper use of Follow-up" is to use a news client
    that is fully RFC compliant.......
     
    imhotep, Oct 10, 2006
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    Ian Guest

    Yep, it's also unfortunate it's always the Good Guys that get hit by this
    kind of thing.

    Spamhaus is a well-run organisation and seldom gives false positives.

    Which cannot be said for some other blocklists. Our mailserver was
    blacklisted by another such service, and this caused us a lot of hassle. It
    also made us waste a great deal of time looking for a (nonexistent)
    spam-relaying incident in our mailserver logs. It turned out they were
    adding hosts on the basis of amateur submissions. Which basically says it
    all.

    If they attacked some of these false-positive-making muppets it would do
    the business community a lot more good.
     
    Ian, Oct 11, 2006
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