[funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams andSpamsKnockedOffline (fwd)

Dave Larter dave at stayonline.com
Fri Nov 14 18:20:32 CST 2008


I agree, yes it will, but it was nice to see proven the ability to fight
the trash out there.  Actually, coincidently I was installing new AV SW
on out pub DNS and SMTP gateways the same time they got there plug
pulled, I thought I was breaking stuff on my end, but not as the news
hit the list a short time after I started updating. And in my previous
post I meant tremendous drop.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gadi Evron [mailto:ge at linuxbox.org] 
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 6:36 PM
To: Dave Larter
Cc: Matthew Black; NANOG list
Subject: RE: [funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams
andSpamsKnockedOffline (fwd)

On Fri, 14 Nov 2008, Dave Larter wrote:
> I would agree, a tedious drop. The image is from one of our gateways.

Spam will be back. The value is that we see networks no longer willing
to 
accept bad apples among them. There are other pros and cons, but if 
nothing else, it's a moral victory and makes some of us feel 
good--finally.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Black [mailto:black at csulb.edu]
> Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 10:56 AM
> To: NANOG list
> Subject: Re: [funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams
> andSpamsKnockedOffline (fwd)
>
> Since McColo, et al., cutting off those miscreant customers
> on Wednesday, I've noticed a huge decline in connection
> attempts to our e-mail gateways. Even if their efforts are
> temporary, the change is quite noticeable.
>
> matthew black
> e-mail postmaster
> california state university, long beach
>
>




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