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Re: Virus emails

On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 02:31:22PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 07:34:58PM -0400, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > I've resorted to blocking port 25 to subnets from which these spams
> > originate. Currently I have about 45 subnets (/24 and a few /16) on my
> > blacklist, and so far 409 connections have been dropped.
> The sad thing about this is that there are parts of the Internet that aren't
> subnet'ed properly. My mail server happens to be in the same /16 as about
> two hundred entirely different locations, so whenever someone gets one of
> those from whatever lamer in some shithole 900km away from me, my IPs get
> blocked as well. Our NOC, collateral damage, and life in general for that
> matter, suck. :)

Which is why I've mostly refrained from /16's unless there are a lot of
different addresses therein that have been infected. Although I admit to
having a /8 for 212.* since there is just an amazing variety of addresses
in that block that flood me with Swen.

Ah, that ipv6 would be widely adopted soon...


LINUX = Lousy Interface for Nefarious Unix Xenophobes.

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