[funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams KnockedOffline (fwd)

Jay Hennigan jay at west.net
Wed Nov 12 21:56:39 UTC 2008

Jason Ross wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 14:16, Nick Newman <NNewman at nw3c.org> wrote:
>> How many cops does it take to throw a community lynching?
> None.
> The question that remains is: Why is the community having to resort to lynching?

I think we're using the wrong metaphors here.  A community lynching 
would be storming his datacenter and setting his servers on fire.  That 
didn't happen.

A better metaphor would be a rowdy patron in an upscale bar attempting 
to deal drugs and being tossed out by the bouncer.  Although dealing 
drugs is illegal, the people in the bar are more concerned about getting 
rid of the jerk than throwing his butt in jail (although that would be 
nice as well).

If law enforcement is busy with gang warfare in another part of town, 
their priority in responding to a rowdy in a bar is going to be low, 
especially if there's a bouncer who is capable of dealing with the problem.

Jay Hennigan - CCIE #7880 - Network Engineering - jay at impulse.net
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