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Re: [Offtopic] Re: Recent spam increase

On Friday 27 October 2006 13:58, Pollywog wrote:
> On Friday 27 October 2006 15:18, celejar wrote:
> > On 10/27/06, Kamaraju Kusumanchi <kamaraju@bluebottle.com> wrote:
> > > There is a loophole in the above argument. Some of the ISPs charge by
> > > the amount of traffic an individual user uses. If a spammer uses a
> > > zombie operation and starts sending spam from these zombie machines, it
> > > increases the net amount of bandwidth the user uses, resulting in
> > > higher internet bills, and hence more income for the ISP. So shutting
> > > down the zombie computers will infact result in reduction of revenues
> > > for ISPs.
> >
> > Are you assuming that the zombied machines are also the ISP's customers?
> I talked to one guy at an ISP once about a machine on their network which
> was spamming me a lot, I mean daily.  He told me it was not illegal to be
> infected with a virus.  He didn't do anything and all I was asking was for
> him to get his customer to remove the Internet connection of the affected
> machine.  I wasn't asking him to put anyone in prison  :)

Could you tell us which ISP this is? I definitely do not want to do business 
with such incompetent ISPs and will advice against using that ISP to my 
colleagues when they ask me for input ...


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