[arin-ppml] ARIN IPs and Spammers?

Michael Peddemors michael at linuxmagic.com
Thu Nov 6 17:36:25 EST 2014

On 14-11-06 01:24 PM, Bon Onlines wrote:
> Hey all,
> What do you think about the number of ARIN ips belongs to spammers
> nowadays? I have done a researched recently and found alot companies
> how have assigned more than thousands of IPs to some spammers around
> the world.
> Do you think such assignments are fair? Shouldn't arin take some steps
> to stop such abuses of ips?
> I would be happy to hear your thoughts.
> Thanks
> _______________________________________________

You don't REALLY want to hear my thoughts on this..

Even worse, the IPv4 runout is encouraging providers to use up all their 
available IP space in anyway they can, and spammers are a ready taker :)

And it does strain credulity that spammers somehow need several /16's..

Unfortunately, it isn't ARIN's mandate (at this time) to make any kind 
of judgement on the usage, only that it is used..

Which of course does set up the possibility for what many would consider 
an abuse of the systems..

But, if you are a spammer, I am sure they believe they have a right to 

The system does work that way though..

Get a /24, fill it up with spammers, and you can get more space ..
and so on, and so on...

What you need to do is ask, is there a better system?  If so, how to get 
that to be part of ARIN's mandate.. but trust me, concensus on even this 
is hard...

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