Handling of Abuse Complaints
fergdawgster at mykolab.com
Mon Aug 29 16:37:28 UTC 2016
I would suggest that violation of the ISP’s ToS should also be consideration, since what may be illegal in one jurisdiction may not be illegal in some other jurisdictions.
Repeated abuse and violations of an ISP’s ToS should also be a consideration to terminate a customer relationship, and ISPs are fully within their rights to take this type of action.
> On Aug 29, 2016, at 9:31 AM, Gareth Tupper <Gareth.Tupper at warnerpacific.com> wrote:
> "unlawfully" is probably redundant, unless these are otherwise law-abiding cyber criminals.
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> Subject: Re: Handling of Abuse Complaints
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> On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:55 AM, Jason Lee <jason.m.lee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> NANOG Community,
>> I was curious how various players in this industry handle abuse complaints.
>> I'm drafting a policy for the service provider I'm working for about
>> handing of complaints registered against customer IP space. In this
>> example I have a customer who is running an open resolver and have
>> received a few complaints now regarding it being used as part of a DDoS attack.
>> My initial response was to inform the customer and ask them to fix it.
>> Now that its still ongoing over a month later, I'd like to take action
>> to remediate the issue myself with ACLs but our customer facing team
>> is pushing back and without an idea of what the industry best practice
>> is, management isn't sure which way to go.
>> I'm hoping to get an idea of how others handle these cases so I can
>> develop our formal policy on this and have management sign off and be
>> able to take quicker action in the future.
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