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Re: Best practices to avoid virus and spam

2004-02-12 03:45:51

On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 05:03:53AM -0500, 
Valdis(_dot_)Kletnieks(_at_)vt(_dot_)edu wrote:
On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 10:22:25 +0100, Keld =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F8rn?= Simonsen 

I presumed you were suggested for the RBL sites to include virus/spam
infected machines.

Yes, I was.

Oh great.  So now in addition to my DHCP address being blocked because
some previous incumbent was a spammer, I can be blocked because the
previous owner of the address had a virus. (And you know *very* well that
some fool is going to "fix" their mail hub's virus scanner to automagically
feed reports into the RBL without human intervention).

A great step backward.

From what? There are already RBLs that blacklist dynamic IPs.
Not that I like it. Yes, there will most likely be machines that automatically
report infected machines.