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[rpd] Mass Hijacking of AFRINIC IPv4 Space by U.S.A. Spammers

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Fri Nov 18 05:09:38 UTC 2016

On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 7:28 AM, Frank Habicht <geier at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 11/17/2016 11:41 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>> In message < at>,
>> sm+afrinic at wrote:
>>> ...
>>> I read the report.
> me too.
> I don't have enable at the spammer nor their upstreams.
>> OK.  Whew!  For awhile there I was starting to worry that the entire
>> African continent ...
> .... country of The Netherlands..... according to your new found info...
>> So, you read my report on NANOG and then what?  You yawned, rolled over,
>> and went back to sleep?  Did you mention that it might be worth reading
>> to any of your Afrinic friends or collegues?
> While the spammers and their upstreams seam to be outside africa.
> I have found that an Org in Africa is crucial for the reverse DNS - at
> least for the first block listed. will try to contact them.
> I believe reverse DNS is needed for spamming and stopping this will
> help. (there might be other issues remaining, but "low hanging fruit")
>>>> Does anybody in the whole of the AFRINIC region even give a damn that
>>>> large quantities of unused AFRINIC IPv4 address space are being hijacked,
>>>> as we speak, by American snowshoe spammers?
> s/unused AFRINIC IPv4 address space/unused LEGACY IPv4 address space/
>> Gee, thanks.  After fighing spam on the Internet for the last 21 years, I
>> guess that by now I have some understanding of what it is.

Criminal activity should be reported to Law Enforcement.
Regional Internet Registries are not Law Enforcement Agencies.

Two : browse blacklists from the likes of SPAMHAUS and you will see
that listings of African IP address are a tiny fraction of the total
blacklisted numbers.

We have bigger issues to focus on now. Like IPv6. And even then -
there will always be spam. Use the right channel if this bothers you.
Go to Law Enforcement Agencies and report it.

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