Arrogant RBL list maintainers

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Wed Dec 9 14:23:54 CST 2009


On Wed, 09 Dec 2009 15:09:20 EST, Ken Chase said:
> To be clear: because the legitimate mailserver with a proper non-generic
> reverse was in a block with other generic reverses, they blacklisted you?
> 
> That's egregiously harsh. 
> 
> SORBS was blocking a customer for a generic reverse entry, I gave them a legit
> looking reverse (that fwds properly too), solved, if a bit irritating. To
> require the whole BLOCK be totally legit is too much.

Especially if they think the "block" is a /24 and you think it's a /27 and
somebody else entirely has the /27 either side of you. I've seen *that*
sort of brain damage far too often even in recent years. RFC1519 was 16
frikking years ago, and some people *still* aren't on board.

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