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Re: Quarantining infected hosts (Was: FBI tells the public to call their ISP for help)

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Mon Jun 18 11:17:51 2007

On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
On 6/18/07, Jeroen Massar <[email protected]> wrote:
Of course, though 25 is (afaik ;) the most abused one that will annoy a
lot of other folks with spam, phishings and virus distribution, though
the latter seems to have come to a near halt from what I see.

Read these and weep, then -

As Joe says (and I agree), trying to fix infected hosts on your
network by blocking port 25 is like treating lung cancer with cough

The great thing about opinions is everyone has one.

See also

Or how about

The best answer is probably paying for a strong ISP abuse team. But for whatever reasons, some ISPs prefer to invest in other areas.