Open relays and open proxies

Curtis Maurand curtis at
Sat Apr 26 00:07:18 UTC 2003

I think the most basic thing that any xSP could do to prevent relays and other 
basic address spoofing would be to disable source ip routing in every router 
that's installed.  I would prevent a lot of abuse.


On Friday 25 April 2003 11:57, John Payne wrote:
> --On Friday, April 25, 2003 11:17 AM -0400 Joe Abley <jabley at> wrote:
> > On Friday, Apr 25, 2003, at 08:17 Canada/Eastern, Jack Bates wrote:
> >> With the exception of Joe-Jobs, spamvertised websites should be
> >> terminated.
> >
> > If this were rigorously enforced, it would provide a mechanism for
> > anybody with an axe to grind to take out any web site on the planet. Once
> > all the commercial web sites had been taken off the air, the commercial
> > web hosters would go out of business. Once all the web hosters were off
> > the air, the access providers would go out of business (since there would
> > be no interweb left for their customers to look at).
> Tired old argument that completely misses the "with the exception of joe
> jobs" clause.

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