On 8/6/03 9:19 AM, "Doug Poland" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hello,
> This isn't so much a FreeBSD topic but a comment and a request for resources.
> As a long
> time FreeBSD admin/user I know this is a large, diverse, and eloquent
> community of
> technical users.  I hope someone can point me to a resource or group of users
> that
> address this policy.
> Within the last two months both AOL and Time Warner Road Runner have
> implemented port 25
> blocks from hosts with IP addresses in the "dynamic address space".  Time
> Warner claims
> other major ISPs are/will be implementing the same policy.
> I support several smaller organizations computer infrastructures.  The server
> backbone
> in all these orgs is FreeBSD and they all have SMTP servers with IP addresses
> in the
> "dynamic" space.  More of our outgoing mail is starting to bounce as these
> ISPs bring
> these new policies online.
> Is anyone else uneasy with this trend?  Maybe it's just me and I don't like
> being
> discriminated against because I don't have the money to own static IP
> addresses.  One
> would think groups of responsible and technically competent users would be
> organizing
> against this trend and attempting to make their voice heard.
> A little help here?

What is the "dynamic address space"?  Do you mean RFC 1918 space such as  Or, are you referring to addresses in what is commonly referred
to as "the swamp," comprised of pre-CIDR allocations of addresses?

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