AS11296 -- Hijacked?

N. Yaakov Ziskind awacs at
Wed Sep 29 16:26:48 UTC 2010

Rich Kulawiec wrote (on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 08:25:20AM -0400):
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 08:38:17AM -0300, jim deleskie wrote:
> As to his decision to block Gmail (or any other freemail provider),
> everyone with sufficient knowledge in the field knows that these
> operations are prolific and habitual sources of spam (via multiple
> vectors, not just SMTP; Google accounts for more Usenet spam hitting
> my filters than all other sources combined).  It's thus not at all
> unreasonable for some operations to revoke (some oor all of) their
> privileges by way of self-defense.  

And, even if it *is* unreasonable, well, his network, his rules, right?

"I block all SMTP traffic from IPV4 servers (clients?) which have odd 
numbers in the third octet." might not be a good idea for a high volume 
mail server with clients, but if it's your network, go for it.

Nachman Yaakov Ziskind, FSPA, LLM       awacs at
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law 
Economic Group Pension Services
Actuaries and Employee Benefit Consultants

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