[svlug] OT: I live in an email ghetto - Brian Bilbrey,
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Thu Apr 24 16:25:21 PDT 2003
on Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 02:18:12PM -0700, Ian Kluft
(ikluft at thunder.sbay.org) wrote:
> >From: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself at ix.netcom.com>
> >on Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 12:58:00PM -0700, Aaron T Porter (atporter at primate.net) wrote:
> >> On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 08:32:16PM +0100, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> >> > The IP address 184.108.40.206 does not appear on the MAPS RBL.
> >> >
> >> > Please note that neither the MAPS RBL nor any other MAPS list
> >> > works on a domain name, only IP addresses are involved.
> >> There are more blacklists than MAPS.
> >> http://www.five-ten-sg.com/blackhole.php?ip=220.127.116.11&Search=Search
> >Which shows the address as an NTL "dialup equivalent". Cable, however,
> >isn't dialup. And there are no other listings for this address. DSL /
> >dynamically allocated IPs are not DUL.
> >Care to think of how many small or independent operators are running on
> >such systems?
> >In my case, this is my best-case email solution. It's not my box, it's
> >offered by a friend, and it's being gradually marginalized. For no
> >reason other than the fact this is a dynamic IP.
> >Consider that community bastions such as Slashdot and Kuro5hin
> >originated as personal systems on consumer grade networks. This is an
> >opportunity window of the Internet which is being gradually closed
> Karsten -
> Your residential cable ISP is on at least two blocking lists.
> I don't know how widely subscribed they are but here's what I found.
> (BTW, that IP address is in the Netherlands. When did you move there?)
The physical location is northeastern UK. The geocoding you're
referencing is incorrect.
> I don't know if AOL considers these lists at all. They have a history
> of maintaining their own internal blocking lists with mysterious criteria.
> For a reference I checked my residential DSL again and didn't find any
> listings, and haven't seen rejections from AOL. So there's something
> going on in your network that's worse than average.
As the links previously posted indicate, AOL has recently (late March /
mid-April) implemented a policy of denying access to *all* residential
DSL lines (so identified by the DSL service provider). This is
regardless of line history. AOL has also started suing spammers, which
I think is a strongly positive mood. What I'd love to see them do is
start teergrubing on a large scale.
> If I had to guess... Chances are that actual abuses originated from there
> at some point which the ISP didn't take any/enough action to mitigate.
> Now all their customers suffer.
Another ISP (redshift.com) throws up a periodic block on the address
range in question, though it also generally tears it down after a while.
> And a side note - please don't label someone else's response as "low signal"
> on a thread you started with "OT" in the subject. We're trying to help you
> quantify the problem. I realize you're frustrated but direct that at your
> cable ISP, not us. Calm down and try to go easy on us.
Aaron's comment was useful. I returned the results of a quick search
for DUL lookups, and didn't have other BL lookups handy. The results he
returned are similar to those I got when checking the IP earlier.
Todd's answer was marginally useful, but lazy in the extreme. Two
sources of information (the links referenced by me or the DUL referenced
by him) could have told him what the IPs status as a dialup was.
Regards OT -- that was largely a reference to my communications with
Brian. Running Linux-based servers over various forms of networking and
dealing with the fallout probably does count as on topic, so I'm
changing my subject header.
Depending on the weather and my sleep deficit, I'm increasingly
intolerant of crap posts to various mailing lists. There's enough
disinformation about tech, networking, Linux, and everything, without
out us creating more of our own. Engage brain before opening mouth (or
interfacing keyboard). That's all.
Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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