The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, Debtember 08, 2004

Blackhole network

Blue Yonder has either ignored me and doesn't care, or the system that keeps spamming me is so infected with virii that nothing short of cutting the network cable will stop it.

Their spam via my backup MX host has stopped, as Rob (previous roommate and sysadmin of my backup MX host) has blocked the IP address, so now I'm blocking that address on my primary MX host.

The only thing I have to decide is if I want to “reject” the packets (which sends back notification that a connection isn't wanted) or “deny” (which silently drops the packets with nary a word as to why causing the sending side to keep trying and trying … )

Decisions … decisions …

[I ended up doing a “deny,” in the hopes of tying up the box and keeping it busy doing nothing.]

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