short Botnet list and Cashing in on DoS

Edward B. Dreger eddy+public+spam at
Mon Oct 11 18:19:01 UTC 2004

BS> Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 10:52:45 -0700
BS> From: Bill Stewart

BS> [T]he normal definition of Internet service is to allow
BS> everything unless there's a good reason not to, as opposed to
BS> deny-most firewalls.

Perhaps that's part of the problem.  Has AOL's SMTP proxying and
blocking driven it out of business?  How much abuse do people see
from, say, AOL netblocks versus SBC netblocks?

"Disable unless needed" has long been considered prudent for
servers.  With end-user machines numbering orders of magnitude
higher, why should they be held to drastically lower standards?

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