[Operators] Meeting Notes

Steve Gibson steve at stevegibson.com
Mon May 5 15:49:17 CDT 2008


Well, black-holing an IP address is just too easy to get around.  In the end
it proves ineffectual since, like the spammers do with SMTP, all they have
to do is "borrow" someone else's machine to do their dirty work.

On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 3:33 PM, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Jonathan Schleifer <js-xog at webkeks.org>
> wrote:
> > I think for now it would be the easiest to limit the registrations per
> >  IP per day to 1 or 2 plus activate rate control. That way, they will
> >  get kicked if they flood. If that happens 3 times, the account has to
> >  be disabled automatically for a period of time. And since they can't
> >  create a new account for spamming, that would pretty much solve it…
> >  I'm STRONGLY against the black list approach proposed there!
> >
>
> Jonathan, could you please elaborate as to *why* you are opposed?
>
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