You may have read in the press recently about landfill ISP McColo being de-peered. Spam is just part of this story, though probably the most visual and media friendly, please don’t see this ongoing situation as mostly spam related. Spam is simply the most visible tentacle of this octopus.
Our esteemed blogmaster Ed has been moaning about getting something on the blog about it & I wanted to dig out something meaningful for our readers so I contacted a close partner of ours and got some real mailserver stats.
Quite the haircut I’m sure you’ll agree.
You can read my previous blog about bots calling home to mother-ships (often via proxies) if you’re interested as to why this had such a sudden and dramatic effect.
Enjoy the lower load averages while they last though
This is no reason to rest however, we’re still as busy as ever in the labs and we’re watching as intently as ever. The child porn sites are already on a transatlantic move for instance and we’ll be calling our colleagues at the IWF today for sure.