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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.
> [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)
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