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Re: ISPs are asked to block yet another port

  • From: Jack Bates
  • Date: Mon Jun 23 16:04:23 2003

Christopher L. Morrow wrote:

This is what our, atleast, abuse team calls 'fantasy mail'. There is a fix
for it, port 25 in and out filtering for radius customers. The 'problem'
as I understand it, is that the change would be a contract change so it
has to wait for expiration of said contract to be enforced... :( Its a
sucky world sometimes. Perhaps Paul complained to
ATT/<other-unnamed-provider> with logs and such? :)

There is another fix for it. If neither provider allowed spoofing, then the individual couldn't send spoofed packets out one way and allow the syn/ack back via the other. Of course, there are better reasons for spoof protection ingress/egress than a little port 25 traffic.


-Jack





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