Midphase Hosting

Jonathan McKeown j.mckeown at ru.ac.za
Thu Jun 10 12:32:26 UTC 2010

On Thursday 10 June 2010 14:06:46 Rob Farmer wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 4:24 AM, Matthias Fechner <idefix at fechner.net> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > Am 10.06.10 11:47, schrieb Jonathan McKeown:
> >> Subject: [#24548754] Re: why does ps |grep sometimes not return itself?
> >> Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 02:46:31 -0500
> >> From: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> >> Reply-To: support at mpcustomer.com
> >> Message-ID:<e436b556aafa1c4bd0f2c367a009708a at secure.mpcustomer.com>
> >
> > I suggest to block on the freebsd server the complete domain
> > mpcustomer.com that should solve the problem.
> I haven't received any of the messages, but I think they are being
> sent directly to list posters (not via the list) so FreeBSD can't
> really do much about it. If mpcustomer.com refuses to deal with it you
> can always try complaining to their upstream provider, taking the line
> that since the messages are unsolicited and there is no way to
> unsubscribe the practice is probably illegal.

Well, yes, the message is being sent direct to list posters, but 
support at mpcustomer.com (or some address that's relaying to it) is presumably 
subscribed to the list (which I'm guessing was done maliciously), otherwise 
they wouldn't be receiving these messages.

I know it creates work for the admins, but couldn't their address be 
unsubscribed and banned, given that they have been creating a nuisance for at 
least the last several weeks now?


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