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Subject[OT] Re: Horiffic SPAM
Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
>
>
>>On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 02:11:59PM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
>>

> Well it seems that fire-walling the SPAM servers is *not* a good idea.
> They are persistant, gang up, and will not give up until they are
> able to deliver the mail! When I firewall them, my network traffic

According to standards they will give up after 5 days or so.

> ends up being continuous SYN floods as every spam-server in the
> country tries to connect. It doesn't do any good to set `ipchains` to
> REJECT instead of DENY. They just keep on banging on the door.
>

Have you considered teergrubing them instead? That ought to
fix the bandwith problem. And it is not so fun for whoever has
the spam server either - either disrupting some spammers operation
or harassing some server admin into making his box un-abuseable.


Helge Hafting

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