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 <email@example.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 ...