Re: More on spam
On Friday 17 October 2003 12:37 pm, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
>The only problem is that a solution to this problem will take
>literally *years* of educating Windows users and sysadmins.
>This all blew up in just a few days, but will take a very long
>time to fix. Unless you go the unpopular route of forcefeeding
>things like "trusted computing" and blocking all home users with
>a firewall at the ISP and only allow outbound ports 80 and 443.
>But that would effectively turn large chunks of the Internet into
>passive receptacles for the WWW (which is only a very small part of
I agree 100%
But you do have to adapt or be faced with being in the position of a dinosaur
standing of the edge of the tar pits. We are not using Arpanet.
My personal situation involves an ISP (Earthlink/Sprint) and a personal server
with a static IP address. In one week my personal server has gotten hundreds
and hundreds of Mb of swen spam, merely because I posted to this list with an
address that shouldn't have been used, rather than my public Earthlink
My error, my fault.
I know that there are measures I can take to protect my server that I have not
yet taken (I am researching, believe me.)
Even so, I don't see the downside in removing my email addresses from the
world wide web...which as you say is "only a very small part of the Internet"