Article on spammers and their infrastructure

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Wed Dec 23 08:22:50 CST 2009

Rich Kulawiec wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 01:58:47AM -0500, Christopher Morrow wrote:
>> no real arguement, but... 'please provide some set of workable
>> solutions'
> The set of workable solutions at this point looks something like
> "null routes, firewall rules, blacklist entries" -- in order to deny
> traffic to and from such locales.
> I agree just about entirely with Ferg: the policy angle is a dead
> end. The organizations involved are either clueless or entirely
> focused on other goals (e.g., profit) at the expense of sound policy.

Gosh, there's no way I can create this public good, because someone
somewhere will use it in the commission of a crime notwithstanding all
the benefits it confers.

I'll just throw down props to Paul Samuelson since he's no longer with
us and leave it at that.

> ---Rsk

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