[dns-operations] "EarthLink Criticized for DNS Redirects"

Barry Greene (bgreene) bgreene at cisco.com
Mon Sep 18 13:54:46 UTC 2006

Yes, that is the practice turned policy that I'm talking about. Industry
Canada brought it to APEC TEL as an example of what can be done by APEC
members to limit sources of SPAM in their country.

It was in consultation with SPs on this anti-SPAM port 25 'service' that
the ideas for port 53 evolved. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Donelan [mailto:sean at donelan.com] 
> Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 9:13 PM
> To: Joe Abley
> Cc: Barry Greene (bgreene); dns-operations at mail.oarc.isc.org
> Subject: Re: [dns-operations] "EarthLink Criticized for DNS Redirects"
> On Fri, 15 Sep 2006, Joe Abley wrote:
> >> much like Canada who has all customers go through their "port 25" 
> >> infrastructure -
> >
> > None of the Canadian ISPs whose internals I am familiar with have 
> > anything like this going on. Was that a typo for "China"?
> I suspect Barry is refering to the Industry Canada's Task 
> Force on Spam Best Practices for ISPs
> http://e-com.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/inecic-ceac.nsf/en/h_gv00340e.html
> 2. ISPs and other network operators should limit, by default, 
> the use of port 25 by end-users. If necessary, the ability to 
> send or receive mail over port 25 should be restricted to 
> hosts on the provider's network. Use of port 25 by end-users 
> should be permitted on an as-needed basis, or as set out in 
> the provider's end-user agreement / terms of service.

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