Re: Now RBL's. Was Re: [SLUG] Sites on IP

From: Jason Boxman (
Date: Tue Apr 11 2006 - 21:11:05 EDT

On Tuesday 11 April 2006 20:42, Logan Tygart wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 20:22 -0400, steve szmidt wrote:
> > On Tuesday 11 April 2006 19:47, Richard Morgan wrote:
> >
> > It's hard to knock people trying their best to solve a problem not solved
> > so far. It's also too easy to get on these blacklists and not easy enough
> > to get off. Not easy to balance...
> Hogwash. If your IP is on one of these lists, you deserve it. There is
> no reason why my mail server should accept mail from open-relays,
> non-existant email addresses, nor spoofers. Until administrator
> incompetency is abated from the internet, RBL's are a simple step to
> bypass the incompetent. I prefer to reject an email, than waste CPU
> cycles, trying to deliver and eventually /dev/nulling garbage. My
> client's indicate they appreciate it too.

I find your righteous arrogance amusing.

Signing up for a hosting account shouldn't require a client to request the
entire known history of an IP address from birth to abortion. And that
doesn't include the unknown information about an IP, lost somewhere in
someone's personal blacklist that was inherited by someone else who keeps it
around as a blackbox solution.

You can reject email from any host you want. That's entirely your call.

But to wish suckdom upon people merely because they didn't invest the
resources to fully vet an IP address is abysmally disgusting.

Step down.


Jason Boxman - Linux and FOSS stuff

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