[linux-elitists] Current client-side anti-spam best practices

Dave Crossland dave@lab6.com
Fri Oct 13 04:29:28 PDT 2006


On 28/09/06, Don Marti <dmarti@zgp.org> wrote:
> begin Dave Crossland quotation of Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 11:05:48AM +0100:
>
> > On 27/09/06, Don Marti <dmarti@zgp.org> wrote:
> > >
> > >The point is to make the spammer spend more on
> > >bandwidth
> >
> > Do botnets charge for bandwidth?
>
> Yes.  There is a black market in access to botnets.

The spammers will not get the bandwidth bill, how much they sell
botnets access for is disconnected from how much the bandwidth costs
the victim network administrator.

So innocent sysads will get large bills with this technique; it seems
antisocial and not effective.

-- 
Regards,
Dave



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