Spam. Again.. -- and blocking net blocks?

hostmaster hostmaster at nso.org
Tue Dec 10 18:00:48 UTC 2002


The only solution for eliminating spam is a radical change in social 
behavior of those whom are causing, allowing and facilitating it. All 
reasonable attempts to do so have failed, mainly due to commercial 
interests. Thus only a primitive and for some painful interference 
helps.  Though few want to admit it, as long as all the backbones - 
unanimously - are not seriously addressing this problem, and factually 
accept the financial consequences of cut off's, and forcefully propagate 
those policies to whomever is connected to them, only the hard way remains. 
I advocate that spews and others are tough, but apparently necessary means. 
The more spam, the harder the action-pack to combat it.
The problem is not necessarily only Korea, Nigeria, Costa Rica, etc. We, in 
the US are a significant source of this activity ourselves, probably the 
biggest.  Painfully enough we lack the initiative to set a standard for the 
rest for the World.

best,

Bert
hostmaster at nso.org











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