[ppml] Abstract of proposed Internet Draft for Best Current Practice (please comment)

Charles Scott cscott at gaslightmedia.com
Tue Feb 18 11:34:55 EST 2003

  Being a vocal anti-spammer, I have to disagree with this statement (or
did you not mean it to sound this way). Just because a provider SWIP's an
address block to someone who deploys it on another network does not mean
they are absolved of responsibility for its use. The "chain of custody" is
critical. If a provider reassigns space and accepts no responsibility for
its use, they should be considered as culpable as the actual abuser.


On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Brian S. Bergin wrote:

> If I might, while I'm new to this list, I deal with the junk daily.  The 
> problem is ISPs and individuals buying large blocks of IPs then reselling 
> them to others and then washing their hands of the mess.  I can point you 
> to dozens of examples of this.  Someone goes out and buy 30-40 /24's then 
> sells them to whomever will pay for them and since they're not hosted on 
> the same backbone as the address owner they are not held liable by their 
> upstream provider(s) for the spam generated on the resold blocks.  Those 
> blocks often end up in Asia or South America where ISPs often do not 
> enforce any kind of AUP.

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