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[ale]getting waaayyy OT It begins...
On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 08:49, Pete Hardie wrote:
> <snip>> contents to mislead, deceive, and coerce.
> I've suggested that ISPs and home users start replying to every spam that
> crosses their system - including the aaa at aol.com dictionary attempts. If we
> poison the well of good addresses, we might get some respite. There's also the
> suggestion that every spam with a URL get crawled by a spider - slam their
> webservers down with a single response from every single message they send!
Ah, so you favor escalation. What good is replying to spam when, many
times, the reply-to/from addresses are either bogus or stolen? And what
good is collecting URLs from spam for the "can-of-whoopass" effect if it
simply points to a real fast web server that can take the load?
Remember the Free Software load-balancers, commodity hardware, and
clustering software we love so much? Besides, they can load up their
spam with a hundred or a thousand URLs and fight right back.