[Pdns-users] spam

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Sat Jul 12 04:57:39 UTC 2008

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marty wrote:
| It was obvious seconds after my first post to this list today.
| I blocked 25+  unsolicited requests for DNS service from 3 different
| All are long blacklisted nuisance netblocks known for spam/malware
| I saw traffic from Malaysia, Germany, Uruguay, Netherlands, Japan,
etc. WHY?
| I also blocked multiple attempts by bots to crawl my web in the same
time frame.
| I have not looked at my mail logs yet but surely my proxy will be busy
| Your mailing list is intrinsically linked with marketers, AKA spammers.
| I will not post to your mailing list again under these circumstances.
| You are generating a spam problem and you need to monitor DNS traffic.

Any public mailinglist is by it's definition public. So there is no way
to prevent people from using it to do the wrong thing with the
information on any public mailinglist.

By now bots are smart enough to translate haasje at vanderkooij.org to a
real email adress. I placed various of these mutulated addresses on
webpages and by now most of them catch spam.

It is an unfortunate side effect of public mailnglists that is being
abused. But it is abuse not at all a deliberate act on the account of
the mailinglist operator like you seem to imply.


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	A: Yes.
	>Q: Are you sure?
	>>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
	>>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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