Vendors spamming NANOG attendees

Rich Kulawiec rsk at
Tue Jun 13 17:12:07 CST 2017

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 03:31:46PM +0000, Mel Beckman wrote:
> Sometimes they're ignorant and don't realize they're spamming.

That excuse stopped being viable sometime in the last century.  They know
exactly what they're doing, they're just counting on the prospective
gains to outweigh the prospective losses.  If they're right, then the
spamming will not only continue, it will increase.  (As we've seen:
over and over and over again.)  That's because they don't care about
being professional or responsible or ethical: they only care about profits.

So the choice is clear: either make it plain to such "people" (if I
may dignify sociopathic filth with that term) that this is absolutely
unacceptable and that it will have serious, immediate, ongoing negative
financial consequences, or do nothing while the problem escalates

	If you give people the means to hurt you, and they do it, and
	you take no action except to continue giving them the means to
	hurt you, and they take no action except to keep hurting you,
	then one of the ways you can describe the situation is "it isn't
	scaling well".
		--- Paul Vixie, on NANOG


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