Need Contact at RoadRunner
clewis at nortelnetworks.com
Fri Dec 5 22:18:43 UTC 2003
> : When you're introducing thousands of IP blocks per day, it's pretty hard
> : to notify them all.
> I may be reaching here but I think perl scripting can do this.
I wish. I've been experimenting with doing exactly that for years.
- WHOIS data is often incomplete, wrong, or deliberately
misleading. Heck, I see legitimate IP space which simply
isn't registered _anywhere_.
- there is no standard way to indicate notification addresses -
some use comments, many different potential field names. Why
couldn't this have been standardized?
- Inadequate delegation
- Notifying too far down the chain
The experiments I've done got to about 10% accuracy. But it's the 90%
that are completely erroneous and potentially cause mailing entirely the
wrong person. There's no way you can let one of these things run
I have something running doing this - but the IP -> email address
database is compiled by hand. Coverage is abysmal - maybe 20% on good
days for spam reports. Probably be 0% on reasonably clean IP ranges.
abuse.net maintains a domain -> abuse address database. It's the best
data, _if_ the domain owner has registered. There is nothing analogous
for IP addresses. Or even AS's.
Man it would be nice if there was an IP or AS -> notification address
service out there (ie: by DNS, ala DNSBL TXT records).
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