Vendors spamming NANOG attendees

Rodney Joffe rjoffe at
Tue Jun 13 12:59:51 CST 2017

It seems that more than just a few of us were spammed by Glenn Stern (gstern at, an employee of Calient following NANOG 70.

The spammer had the balls to say, in his email:

>  We do not know each other. I'm leveraging the attendee list for NANOG to reach out and raise awareness of the value of OCS (Optical Circuit Switching) in the data center and in particular, the Carrier Neutral Hotel where we've been active with next generation MeetMeRoom discussions.

He does not show as an attendee at NANOG, but another executive, David Altstaetter, daltstaetter at did register, and may have even shown up. Hopefully those of you who have traditional community attitudes will show your reaction via your pocketbooks.

Maybe its time for the NANOG board and staff to step in, and develop some teeth to use in cases like these? Unless the majority of you members are cool with unfettered spamming of member and attendee lists. In which case, have at it!


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