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Re: Attack of the Killer Spam
From: "Alex P. Rudnev" <alex () Relcom EU net>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 1998 17:53:53 +0300 (MSK)

I collect some spammer accountibng here; and I saw a lot of spam been 
sent from UUnet's, MCI's and Sprint's dialup addresses to some 
mail-relays. If someone want to get this collected spam messages, I can 
do it for him in near future.

PS. Don't kill anyone, but investigate him and poisone him to the 
half-live state -:). It's the best idea I know...

But I don't think it's the best place for the such discussions.

On Tue, 30 Dec 1997, Adam Rothschild wrote:

Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 19:42:07 -0500
From: Adam Rothschild <asr () millburn net>
To: nanog () merit edu
Subject: Attack of the Killer Spam

NANOG folk:

Over the past few weeks, I have noticed an influx of SPAM(tm) transmitted by
UUNet dynamic IP dial-up users (read: MSN, Earthlink, GTE, etc.) and relayed
using Earthlink SMTP relays.  Am I turning senile prematurely, or has anyone
else noticed this influx?

Also, how easy would it be for Earthlink and other nationwide "ISP's" (or
more accurately, UU/PSI resellers) to do the following?  This would not stop
SPAM(tm) dead in its tracks, but I figure it would make it easier to hold
spammers accountable at least... unless, of course, they use throw-away
accounts, in which case there is not much that can be done...

- institute anti-spam rules on their SMTP relays, i.e. only relay mail
reporting to be from earthlink.net and the virtual domains they host

- only allow SMTP relaying from IP's assigned to *their customers*
dynamically (cross-reference Radius logs?)

And what would you get? It's not problem for any spammer to bye 100 
dialup accounts around USA, and use (legally) all this UUnet's, MCI's etc 
mail relays... 

 
Constructive feedback would be greatly appreciated!  Together, we CAN make a
difference.




Regards,
Adam




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