Spamhaus and Barracuda Networks BRBL

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Mon Feb 22 20:13:58 UTC 2010

On 2/22/2010 1:40 PM, Dave Sparro wrote:
> On 2/22/2010 12:40 AM, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
>> Is it your position that, as a vendor of antispam services, nobody
>> else should offer their services for a fee?
>> That would be strange indeed
> Actually I can sympathize with Barracuda on this one:
> Bob's Widgets is running thier own mail server for their 25 employees. 
> They decide the need better spam filters.
> They can hire Bob's nephew to drop in a Linux server running Postfix and 
> SpamAssassan.   In this situation it's OK for Little Bobby to configure 
> the Spamhaus RBLs for use on this solution.
> They could also hire Barracuda to do essentially the same thing 
> (assumption based on source code published at 
> ).  In this case Bob's Widgets is 
> not allowed to use Spamhaus.

The issue is not whether Bob's can use the list to turn a profit, but
whether Barracuda can.

> Their list, their rules; but it is indeed strange to me.

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