[Operators] Meeting Notes

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu May 8 08:01:43 CDT 2008


On 05/08/2008 6:58 AM, Jesse Thompson wrote:
> Luke -Jr wrote:
>> Is this the road to extra charges for long distance IM/email?
>>
>> On Thursday 08 May 2008, David Banes wrote:
>>> Late to the party here but I like this idea from Axigen, the secure
>>> email server people;
>>>
>>> - Axigen 6.1 also features Country Filtering, which enables system
>>> administrators to determine geographic locations based on IPs and
>>> create rules accordingly, such as banning or allowing emails sent
>>> from selected countries.
>>>
>>> As an email security company this is one of the techniques we use on
>>> clients firewalls, not fool proof but  a good tool to have in the kit
>>> bag.
> 
> That idea might not work well for s2s spam, but it would be a good way
> to help stop bulk registrations for some services.  A particular service
> might want to only allow registrations from users when they are, for
> example, connected to the office network.  

For sure. In fact that would be the norm for most organizations, I think
(or disable registration and tie user accounts to LDAP or whatever).

> Otherwise the service could
> allow c2s and s2s connections from anywhere.
> 
> There won't be a FUSSP.  The best thing you can do is provide a set of
> tools for the service administrator to use at their discretion.

Agreed.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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