Repeated Blacklisting / IP reputation

Joe Greco jgreco at
Thu Sep 10 16:39:30 UTC 2009

>   Because the cost of determining who is good and who is not has a great
>   cost.  If you buy an IP block, regardless of your intent, that IP block
>   should not have the ill-will of the previous owner passed on with it. 

Might as well be the end of discussion, right there, then, because what
you're suggesting suggests no grasp of the real world.

>   If
>   the previous owner sucked, the new owner should have the chance to use
>   that IP block without restriction until they prove that they suck, at
>   which point it will be blocked again.  That system seems to work well
>   enough: blacklist blocks when they start do be evil, according to your own
>   (you being the neteng in charge) definition of evil.

What you just described doesn't implement what you claim, at all.

... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.

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