[afnog] Suspicious request for IP address space

Brian Candler B.Candler at pobox.com
Sat Mar 12 04:49:39 CST 2011


On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 06:23:26PM +0200, Shepherd Magumo wrote:
>      Odds are, they're looking for a willing host for a snowshoe spamming
>      operation.  If I wanted space for something like that, Afrinic
>      region providers would not be my first choice...particularly for the
>      hosting. AFAIK, there are numerous LIRs in the RIPE region,
>      particularly Romania who are more than happy to lease large blocks
>      of IPv4 to anyone for any purpose.
> 
>    I guessed as much, it can only be a spamming operation. I will play
>    along, offer them a lease and charge them over 9000 a day.

Tell them they can have the block, but they need to send you an up-front
reservation fee (by Western Union) to cover local administrative costs.




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