Arrogant RBL list maintainers

Sven Olaf Kamphuis sven at
Thu Dec 10 10:55:37 CST 2009

thing is that it's illegal to maintain a database with "personal details"
which ip addresses according to various german courts are (don't ask..
mmk? ;) ofcourse we all know ip addresses identify nodes on a network, not
persons, but the germans seem to mainain a different view on this,
despite us isps being the owners of the internet and not the german
government ;).

therefore we are not even -allowed- to cooperate with trend micro *grin*

sometimes laws really come in handy you know ;)


Sven Olaf Kamphuis
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On Thu, 10 Dec 2009, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:

> Hi!
> > RBLs are neither authorised (EU privacy laws anyone?), nor the appointed
> > authority to keep databases on "whats static or not". RIRs -are-, if
> > anyone should maintain a database on such things, i'd be the rirs
> > (which they have, it's called "whois", it just lacks a field that
> > indicates the type of assignment method used.
> Who cares!?
> This is something between the ISP using them and YOU. If people want to
> make use of ANY datasource thats their own thing. They are not forced to
> use it at all.
> There is no EU law or anything involved here.
> There are blacklists that block .CN, so what, up to you to use it it not.
> Same with iptables, you can also filter anything you like there,
> yourselve. No EU law telling anything about that.
> Stick to the point, solve your issue with the party receiving your mails.
> they dediced to use the list, and most likely were not forced to do so.
> If you want to mail with them, fix your reverses. If not, no problem
> either. But stop whining :)
> Byem,
> Raymond.

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