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Re: attention network operators who are listed in blacklists! your problem is with the blockers, not the blacklist managers! (was: SPEWS?)
On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, Greg A. Woods wrote: > The very last thing you should do is try to contact any blacklist > operator and try to gget them to remove the entry for your server(s) or > network(s). If there's no "de-list my server" or "re-check my server" > button on the main web site for a given blacklist then there's probably > no mechanism, formal or otherwise, for getting de-listed (and there > doesn't need to be). Your issue is with those using the blacklist to > block your server(s) or network(s), not with the blacklist operator. Actually, I would contend that. When a blacklist operator has not played Find-The-Authoritative-Database to its final conclusion, the issue _is_ with the blacklist operator in getting them to use the correct database, _not_ the blacklist user. Occasionally, the issue of educating the blacklist operator does fall to the operator of the authoritative database, and a formal contact address does indeed help with that. However, education is a two-way process, and with SPEWS intentionally being a system that you cannot contact, this tends to fall down. > Now that we've sorted out the operational procedures for dealing with > these issues can we please stop all this silly whining? Thanks! --==-- Bruce. I work for, but do not speak for, the RIPE NCC.