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Re: peering policies and spam
From: john () raleigh ibm com
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 98 16:09:08 -0500

Ouch... IMHO thats C&W showing their newbie status (at least for the UK,
they've only been operating/advertising as an ISP for a couple of months).  

I've copied to the UK spamstop list for info/comment.

In <199801062307.RAA25700 () freeside fc net>, on 01/06/98 
   at 05:07 PM, Jeremy Porter <jerry () fc net> said:

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 idiots.

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

        John Payne          | VM:    JOHN at RTP                     
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