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Re: Reporting zombies?

On Sun, 04 Sep 2005 06:50:22 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> __/ [John Bokma] on Saturday 03 September 2005 23:48 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> continue to hit. Getting zombies/proxies is easy, losing them is rare.
>> I enhanced my blog log capabilities, and everything that gets through is
>> reported to ISP(s) (I might automate that step).
>> One way to get zombies down (I am convinced that this is zombie work) is
>> to make ISPs aware that this /is/ happening.
> System admin likes doughnut. System admin rarely cares about spam. Many of
> the IP addresses that I checked (going almost a year back when I still
> bothered) are located in faraway places and there are so many of them.
> Their only commonality is that they point to the same Web sites.
> Trying to fight the comment spammers is like squashing a single mosquito
> while sitting by a swamp on a sunny day. It takes a communal effort or an
> international crackdown. Most people are either indifferent or lazy.
> Any sites that exposes itself for contribution is bound to suffer. I had a
> daily lump of spam in my guestbooks and public Wiki as well. The exceptions
> at the moment are Gallery (no URL's allowed) and PHP-Nuke.

You can setup your firewall to block whole regions of ip addresses. I can
basically block most of the far east if I know that most of the spam comes
from there. 

Anyone knows of a firewall where rules can be added programmatically?

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