On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 11:23:53AM -0500, Doug Poland wrote: > On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 04:14:28PM +0100, Jez Hancock wrote: > > Actually I think there was one reply that mentioned a lot of > > netblocks that were being included. If it's the case that those > > netblocks are admin'd by companies that do not (pro)actively attempt > > to block spam then I agree they should be blocked. Presumably the > > larger companies you mention have researched the amount of spam > > trapped at their mail gateways over time and are sick at the fact > > the numbers haven't dropped over time despite complaints to the > > spammer's admin contacts. > > > To quote Time Warner: > > "As part of this continuing effort, Road Runner, along with a > significant number of other providers, has implemented incoming port > 25 blocks of dynamically assigned IP address space, including dialup, > DSL, and Cable modem IP addresses. The reason for this is because of > the widespread number of high speed subscribers who we have found are > infected with trojans such as Jeem, or have open proxy or SMTP > applications which allow third parties to hijack them." > > > > > > 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. > > I don't think I am uneasy about this - but then again I'm not on a > > blacklisted netblock!. Having said this though, if I found my > > bandwidth provider was on a blacklist and had no intention of > > attempting to get off it I'd probably move straight away anyway. -- > > > Not everyone has multiple broadband providers to choose from. Fair enough and I can understand your annoyance in that case. What do your providers have to say about all this? As a customer I would be very angry about it and can't imagine I'd be alone since the blocks mentioned are quite vast. -- Jez
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