[SpamCop-List] Re: Comcast considers "clever" anti-spam idea
eddie at eddie.web
Wed May 26 12:51:47 EDT 2004
On Wed, 26 May 2004 13:46:28 +0200, "" Rolf scratched out the following:
> Depends what you understand under "probe" I would think. If it is
> something like a normal ping to see if that IP actually really exists it
> seems completely legal to me. If however you consider sending ping of
> deaths to it, then you are not just in a gray area but really getting
> illegal yourself, eventhough I could understand people wanting to do that.
No PODs, but I "consider" any stealth, non-destructive probe a legitimate
"test" to verify if that IP is indeed the one sending me email using
forged headers. There are lots of network "tests" that are available on my
LInux boxes that are probably not even detectable by most zombies. If I do
ping, it's never bigger than 65500 bytes, just below the maximum legal
"dose" AFAIK. I am more curious what these zombies are doing.
Without getting too specific, many have kazaa installed.
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