Contributed by dwc on from the la-brea dept.
A light humorous article on using OpenBSD and spamd to get back at spammers. This would include almost every BSD machine not serving SMTP with a public IP.
DISCLAIMER: This will not bring world peace or make De Fermat's theorem clearer. It's in jest, please take it lightly.http://www.hungryhacker.com/articles/misc/spamd
So far I have received comments like:
"that must be the single most useless script"
"good intention and an interesting idea however 100% useless"
"most spammers have thousands of zombies and they change each day, one zombie slowed down for a few minutes and listed won't do too much... even if you have thousands of these servers"
I have reiterated in the article that this is a fun-to-do thing; took me 20 minutes to read, setup and get going. I've also mentioned that 100'000 users running spamd would make a difference, or so I think - this was in reference to how RBLs came into existence in the post.
I agree it won't make spammers rethink strategy or save babies in Africa. But for those who haven't setup spamd yet, I'll say this, "It is the only log you will smile the minute you tail."
All constructive criticism is welcome :)
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