SORBS on autopilot?

Ronald Cotoni setient at
Fri Jan 15 15:52:10 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Michelle Sullivan <matthew at> wrote:
> telmnstr at wrote:
>>> Did SORBS really cause you that much pain?
>> Yes. We purchased colo space for some systems that didn't need high class
>> of service (mostly development systems.) The IP space in a former lifetime
>> was a dialup pool for analog modems.
>> We of course changed the reverse DNS entries, and did the normal request
>> with SORBS. Nothign really happened. I started looking into it, and finding
>> stories of people doing the mandatory $90 donation to get express attention,
> ...and at this point we know the poster (like a fair few other in this
> thread) is either talking c**p or mixing SORBS with some other list.  There
> is NO donation required for non spam listings (a DUHL entry is not a spam
> listing) and $90 is plucked from thin air... a  cursory look at the SORBS
> website will attest to that.
> Michelle
> Note: The original poster was noted to have never opened a ticket @ SORBS by
> one of the staff..  I haven't verified that personally, but it does follow a
> common theme..  People complain about listings and have subsequently been
> found to have *not* requested delisting through the correct channel (the
> SORBS support system)...  I wonder how many would get this sort of response
> (a firey NANOG thread) if they complained their ADSL was broken to the
> yellowpages sales line...?!?!?
At the same time, I never hear this about spamhaus or outblaze.  Go
figure :( Maybe your system is too confusing and you might want to
take a survey and revamp it to something a bit more functional.

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