[fw-wiz] [OT] Easynet.nl DNS Blocklists To Be Discontinued

From: Jim Seymour (jseymour_at_LinxNet.com)
Date: 11/22/03

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    To: firewall-wizards@honor.icsalabs.com
    Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 17:32:39 -0500 (EST)
    
    

    I realize this isn't a "Firewall Wizards" issue, per se, but many of you
    may use DNS blocklists in your mail server configs and maybe don't read
    news.admin.net-abuse.email or another forum in which you might see
    this.

    > From: easynet.nl abuse handling dept. <abuse@abuse.nl.easynet.net>
    > Newsgroups: news.admin.net-abuse.email,nl.internet.misbruik
    > Subject: [easynet.nl] HEADS UP - The easynet blacklists will be discontinued Dec 1 2003
    > Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 14:03:01 +0100
    > Organization: easynet.nl abuse handling dept.
    > Message-ID: <q60srv0prtpgqobe9icdlk4birg0t61v77@thor.wirehub.nl>
    > NNTP-Posting-Host: groaarrr.bengrimm.net
    > X-Trace: thor.wirehub.nl 1069419780 10755 195.86.114.90 (21 Nov 2003 13:03:00 GMT)
    > X-Complaints-To: abuse@wirehub.net
    > NNTP-Posting-Date: 21 Nov 2003 13:03:00 GMT
    > Xref: sn-us news.admin.net-abuse.email:1132824 nl.internet.misbruik:134770
    >
    > S.P.Q.N.A.N.A.E atque N.I.M. (tinspqnaneatquenim),
    >
    > The easynet blacklists/spamfilters (blackholes.easynet.nl,
    > proxies.blackholes.easynet.nl, dynablock.easynet.nl,
    > spamdomains.blackholes.easynet.nl, and the easynet spamlists) will be
    > discontinued starting Dec 1 2003.
    >
    > The zonefiles and associated files will be 'zero-sized' on that day. The domains
    > will continue to resolve for a long time, but they will contain nothing more
    > than the test records (127.0.0.2 and example.com), so they will not catch
    > anything.
    >
    [snip]
    >
    > Goodbye all. It was invigorating, it was fun, it was necessary. Don't give up.
    >
    > Ben.
    >
    >
    > --
    > easynet.nl abuse handling dept. -- abuse@abuse.nl.easynet.net
    > - blacklists/dnsbls: http://abuse.easynet.nl/spamstats.html -
    > - aup: http://www.nl.easynet.net/pub/av/aup/nl (dutch) ------
    > - aup: http://www.nl.easynet.net/pub/av/aup/en (english) ----
    >

    The full text of Ben's announcement can be seen at:

        http://www.google.com/groups?as_umsgid=q60srv0prtpgqobe9icdlk4birg0t61v77@thor.wirehub.nl

    (Apologies for the long lines.)

    Somebody on the postfix-users mailing list claims to have contacted
    Ben directly and received confirmation that the above announcement is
    the real deal.

    Note: The easynet.nl lists were formerly wirehub.net. If you've still
    got wirehub.net DNSbl entries in your MTA configs: Remove them now.
    They've been invalid for *months*.

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