Vendors spamming NANOG attendees

Mike Hammett nanog at
Tue Jun 13 22:22:15 CST 2017

Does it fit into one of the categories I defined? 

I wasn't overly clear in the second example of the last category. Seeing someone working for someone that's in a specific area and then reaching out to them about something specific to their area... probably not. 

Further examples of yes\no for targeted marketing: Most any equipment vendor, unless it's quite geographically specific to someone, no, not unique enough. New provider, data center, IX, etc. geographically near a given company and they find "you" work at that company... sure, that seems like a perfectly valid use. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Dan Hollis" <goemon at> 
To: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at> 
Cc: nanog at 
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:16:57 PM 
Subject: Re: Vendors spamming NANOG attendees 

On Tue, 13 Jun 2017, Mike Hammett wrote: 
> I think it would too subject to wild variance in what someone views as bad. 
> Actual SPAM (viagra, Nigerian prices, etc.), of course. 
> Industry-related SPAM, probably. 
> Targeted marketing (looking for someone at Facebook, seeing someone from Facebook and tracking them down... or seeing someone at someone in a specific area or...) ehh, probably not 

Do you view collecting lists of nanog members and using it for 
unsolicited marketing purposes as bad or not? 


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