[Operators] Spam Problem And Its Simple Solution

Tomasz Sterna tomek at xiaoka.com
Fri Dec 2 11:36:33 UTC 2016

W dniu 02.12.2016, pią o godzinie 11∶08 +0000, użytkownik Matthew Wild
> > There also is an IM2000 proposal [1]
> I don't see how this is any better than rate limits on the sending
> side. It's not like a spammer will need to store 10000000 copies of
> the same message to send it to 100000000 recipients, if they use
> their own server.

It's not about the storage. It is about availability.
It's about the fact that they need to use real, serviceable machine
prone to take-down.
They cannot use bot networks of hacked windows laptops and IPTV cameras
to send SPAM anymore.
There is an escalation chain if you cannot take down the spam machine,
because ultimately there is someone responsible for that IP subnet.

> Maybe there's an argument that server admins wouldn't bother to set
> rate limits,

I did bother to set up.
Then I needed to remove it, because legitimate protocols for social
networking and M2M IoT communications stopped working reliably.

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