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Re: Weird distributed spam attack

  • From: Chip Rosenthal
  • Date: Fri Nov 22 15:51:32 2002

On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 09:40:50AM -0800, Joe St Sauver wrote:
> In addition to thousands of open relays, which are bad enough in
> their own right, there are also thousands of open proxy servers
> which a growing number of spammers have been using to launch spam 
> runs lately. I suspect that's what you're seeing. 

I agree--that's a strong possibility.

This week, I released a tool to test open proxies.
<http://www.unicom.com/sw/pxytest>

> [I will also say that it would really be great if mail-abuse.org would
> add an open proxy listing project to complement their RSS, DUL, and
> other initiatives.]

I believe RBL will list open proxies.

Another good resource is the Blitzed Open Proxy Monitor (BOPM)
<http://www.blitzed.org/bopm/>.

-- 
Chip Rosenthal * chip@unicom.com * http://www.unicom.com/
Lawsuit Update:  I Win, Domain Hijackers Lose * http://save.unicom.com/




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