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peering policies and spam
From: Jeremy Porter <jerry () fc net>
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 17:07:46 -0600

Have any providers gone on record as stating that
they are going to require anti-spam policies in their future peering
agreements?  We have the case of a spam attack coming from Cable
and Wireless CWIX.NET customer:
Here is CWIX saying its ok to send in bulk unsolicited email.
We are going to require that our service providers and peers argee
to not pass us spam traffic, by whatever means that they want to
impelement.  As a stop gap, I imaging a route map to map all
prefixes arriving out of AS 5683 to Null0 for the time being will
a stop gap, until we can get our providers to drop peering with these

I imagine we will also be pursing legal action as these people are
located in state.

Here is the official response from CWIX.NET (cable wireless ex)

<excerpt>Sender: lawrence () tipa2 cwix net 
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 1998 19:20:34 -0500 
From: Lawrence Guidry  
Organization: Cable & Wireless Internet Exchange (CWIX) 
To: "Patrick Michael O'Leary"  
Subject: [Fwd: Ticket #92258 (craig) Spammed email to our site!

Upon investigation, your complaint appears to be without merit. 

The simple act of sending commercial bulk e-mail to your clientelle is
not in and of itself a violation of our AUP. 

Any issues of complaint regarding plagerism towards Roy Bronson are
between you and he. 

Of course, please feel free to re-clarify your complaint for further
consideration by us. 

Jeremy Porter, Freeside Communications, Inc.      jerry () fc net
PO BOX 80315 Austin, Tx 78708  |  1-800-968-8750  |  512-458-9810

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