[linux-elitists] swbell.net and leet whois
Tue Oct 17 07:32:49 PDT 2000
So, I got a direct, non-relay spam from 188.8.131.52, and I did a whois
to find out who the ISP is.
$ whois 184.108.40.206
Southwestern Bell Internet Services (NETBLK-SBIS-BLK-2) SBIS-BLK-2
220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
William Barker (NETBLK-SBCIS82835) SBCIS82835 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
Look at the size of that second netblock. Yes, not only does
Southwestern Bell set up reverse DNS for DSL customers, they also put
the customers in whois, with their postal addresses (but not phone
numbers, just the toll-free number for Southwestern Bell.)
$ whois \!NETBLK-SBCIS82835
William Barker (NETBLK-SBCIS82835)
#1 Memorial Park Drive
Benton, AR 72015
Now, that's old school network administration right there. And that
explains why I don't get much spam from swbell.net.
Of course, treating a DSL connection that you have to wait six months
for as a "throwaway dialup" is pretty dumb, but nobody said you have
to pass much of a test to be a spammer.
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