McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline

Fred Heutte aoxomoxoa at sunlightdata.com
Fri Nov 14 11:44:12 CST 2008


>p.s. McColo's upstream providers are completely within their rights to
>terminate connectivity if they feel that they have violated their
>contractual terms of service.

Indeed.  I also want to nominate fergdawg for the NANOG Order of Merit
for getting the phrase "purge the badness" into the LA Times.

  "People thought the first community-source effort was a fluke," 
  Ferguson said. "Now they see with McColo, it's not a fluke. The 
  community can police its own backyard and purge the badness."

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-spam14-2008nov14,0,1012756.story

cheers

fh


PS  Spam counts on my own incoming mail are down about 70%
right now.  Enjoy the moment while we can ...


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>On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Kee Hinckley <nazgul at somewhere.com> wrote:
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>> After reading this, and the (Washington Post I believe--I'm away from my
>> laptop right now) article on this, two things are bothering me.
>>
>> The article expressed a good deal of frustration with the (lack of) speed
>> with which law enforcement has been tackling these issues. What wasn't
>> clear was whether any attempt had been made to involve them prior to the
>> shutdown.
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>Don't assume what you don't know. :-)
>
>- - ferg
>
>p.s. McColo's upstream providers are completely within their rights to
>terminate connectivity if they feel that they have violated their
>contractual terms of service.
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>-- 
>"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
> Engineering Architecture for the Internet
> fergdawgster(at)gmail.com
> ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
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