[OT/NOOP] Re: tacid.org

jamie j at arpa.com
Sat Jul 5 21:41:15 UTC 2008

1) I hate plants.
2) I hate analogies involving plants even more.
3) You're suggesting abandonment of "perfectly good" IP space, and that he
employ stealthy and gray-hat thinking to obtain an easy out.  Way to pad
ARIN's wallet, btw.

When I saw his e-mail, I thought, how proper of him.  He's taking ownership
of his problem.

He wasnt asking for anything specific; infact, it seemed to me more like an
offer of help ("hey, firefighter joe on the scene.  i think i've pretty much
pwned this fire, so, lemme know if you still see crap burning! kthx").

I think he knows the drill on what he needs to do.
Don't give him evil thoughts... he'll end up just like the rest of us.



On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 3:21 PM, Frank Bulk - iNAME <frnkblk at iname.com>

> Nick:
> Leaving a domain and IP fallow for such a long time will end up looking
> like
> my garden did this year when I did the same thing -- overrun with weeds.
> Sending a blanket e-mail to NANOG is not going to get the attention of
> those
> who manage the e-mail flow (unless you domain belonged to a Fortune 100).
> Just like I should have with my garden, rather than replant among the weed
> seeds and spend 99% of my time pulling weeds, I would recommend sowing a
> new
> field by moving your outbound e-mail server(s) to some fresh address space
> (different /24 to be sure, ideally another section of SWIPed space) and
> start monitoring your outgoing servers logs.  You'll need to work with each
> MTA that blocks your e-mail and ask them to delist you from whatever block
> (domain or domain reputation) that they have.  At the same time,
> systematically go to every RBL that tracks by domain name and check the
> status of your domain and request delisting as necessary.
> Regards,
> Frank
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Shank [mailto:nick at laststop.net]
> Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 5:51 AM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: tacid.org
> Greetings,
>  My name is Nick, and I have inherited admin duties for tacid.org. For an
> un-known amount of time (A month or more?) mail.tacid.org has been an
> open-relay, and sending out large amounts of spam. This should now be
> fixed.
> If anyone is having issues with this domain still, please contact me off
> list.
> Thank you,
> Nick

Would you like a little bit of legal advice?
NEVER let a scientist use the words "unanticipated" and "immediate" in the
same sentence.
Okay? Okay.

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