Arrogant RBL list maintainers

Michelle Sullivan matthew at
Wed Dec 16 11:09:05 CST 2009

Please reply to the list, not me and the list!

Sven Olaf Kamphuis wrote:
> 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 ;)

Based on what you say there, then the RIPE whois database cannot contain 
the information either because it to would be maintaining a database of 
"personal details"...

Love to hear the legal battle on that one! <grin>


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