reporting dictionary attacks
igueths at lava-net.com
Mon Jun 21 11:59:04 EDT 2004
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And what's also stupid is that I have found that in my case, the entire 126.96.36.199/24 IP range is blacklisted. I have done some digging around on this, and have found that the ISP is really
responsible for maintaining their blacklist information. However, comcast is so stupid that they won't know what that is even if I explain it to them...So in my opinion why bother? What I end
up having to do when I encounter blacklist problems is relay my mail through one of comcrap's smtp servers. Which is stupid considering I have my own domain and everything.
On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 07:40:02AM -0600, Dawes, Stephen wrote:
> The big problem with open / free black lists is that they are not kept
> current. Once an IP address is added to them they never remove it. Now
> it can be argued that this is a good thing, but in actuality is not.
> With more and more ISP's serving dynamic IP addresses, you can get an IP
> address that is black listed, and you are not the one responsible for
> creating the problem. Additionally, as ISP's come and go, or are bought
> up by bigger companies, the IP assigned IP address block also changes
> hands. Again, the black lists do not get updated with this information.
> Black lists could have been a good thing if the world did not introduce
> dynamic IP addressing. Static IP addresses would have made it a lot
> easier to implement black lists. That being said, regardless of how IP
> addresses are assigned, I think that black list providers also need to
> be responsible and keep their information current. My personal thinking
> is that the entire black list implementation needs to be rethought.
> Perhaps, instead of using the IP address as the entry into the black
> list, they need to start looking at using the domain name instead. At
> least this approach would account for dynamic IP addressing and for the
> ownership of IP address blocks changing hands.
> I speak from personal experience, having being assigned a dynamic IP
> address from my ISP that is on a black list. What is frustrating about
> this is that the ISP will not provide a different IP address.
> Steve Dawes
> Phone: (403) 268-5527
> Email: SDawes at calgary.ca
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