[svlug] SBC horror story

Andrew a at t.armory.com
Tue Mar 8 12:11:43 PST 2005

On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 11:23:42AM -0800, ron at biovalid.com wrote:
> So SBC is blocking port access for smtp servers outside
> their network. Fine, there is a way to let traffic
> through, you go to a web site and fill out a form
> asking their abuse department to consider your request.
> So I fill out the form, without a proper username,
> oops, requesting for my account and the account at my
> church, to pass port 25. Now they block all my mail
> from my smtp server to all SBC customers. 
> Can you imagine what it would be like if they can get
> rid of the CLECS? Is there any doubt that this will
> happen in the current climate? This adds a new level to
> unreliability, the user may delete or identify as spam
> a valid message, and your service provider may do the
> same. It looks like the nihilist spammers are winning
> the battle. 

Strange, I use SBC DSL (not by choice), but I have their static ip plan, port
25 is still working for me...


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