unwise filtering policy on abuse mailboxes

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Wed Aug 1 15:19:36 UTC 2018


On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 05:53:48PM -0700, Dan Hollis wrote:
> I'm saying people who filter their abuse mailboxes need to stop doing so.

1. They needed to stop doing so a few decades ago.  Anybody still doing
it today is doing it on purpose, which of course leads directly to the
question: why?

2. In the case of this operation, perhaps it's because it has a very,
VERY long history of support for spammers and other abusers.  A quick
glance at data-on-hand shows 250+ incidents over the past decade, and
I'm sure that's only the surface.

3. There is no point whatsoever in reporting abuse to them.  The most
likely outcome of doing so is that you will be targeted for retaliation.

4. With that in mind, isn't it curious that I posted a comment in this thread
on 7/27 and then on 7/28 observed this (heavily redacted) from their network space:

	Failed password for root from 116.206.72.123
	Failed password for invalid user VM from 116.206.72.123
	Failed password for invalid user localhost from 116.206.72.123
	Failed password for root from 116.206.72.123
	Failed password for invalid user sir from 116.206.72.123
	Failed password for root from 116.206.72.123

---rsk


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