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31 October 2006

IGF - the Double Chinese Wall

Listening to the panel on Security

The speaker from China gave us some examples where they had responded to IPs spewing out SPAM and viruses. Before that audience members had raised points about the security of the network and the connectivity of developing nations.

I started to think about these two. In practice some of network admins block all of china to their port 25. If this happens, connectivity for developing countries is at stake. OTOH I could open a couple of mail logs and probably give the chinese CNCERT man offending IPs faster than he could write down those cases.

And that's not just china. Spam comes in through home broadcast IPs nowadays. Governments are more keen on using collaboration on their political or pet crime (IP) topics. Spammers are mostly immune to collaborative law investigation for example.

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