Weird distributed spam attack

Chip Rosenthal chip at
Fri Nov 22 20:45:25 UTC 2002

On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 09:40:50AM -0800, Joe St Sauver wrote:
> In addition to thousands of open relays, which are bad enough in
> their own right, there are also thousands of open proxy servers
> which a growing number of spammers have been using to launch spam 
> runs lately. I suspect that's what you're seeing. 

I agree--that's a strong possibility.

This week, I released a tool to test open proxies.

> [I will also say that it would really be great if would
> add an open proxy listing project to complement their RSS, DUL, and
> other initiatives.]

I believe RBL will list open proxies.

Another good resource is the Blitzed Open Proxy Monitor (BOPM)

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