RE: National Do Not Call Registry has opened

From: Charles Sprickman (no email)
Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 14:52:02 EDT


On Fri, 27 Jun 2003, Mike Damm wrote:

> To save you all some keystrokes...
> Donotcall.gov has no MX records. No reverse DNS on any of their outbound
> mail boxes. And they obviously are not processing bounces/complaints/etc.
> since nothing on that netblock has port 25 open.

And you can bet that this "project" cost at least six figures, maybe
seven. As a taxpayer, I was quite disappointed to see IIS and Microsoft
SMTPSVC gluing this pile together. When I went in and registered last
night, I was surprised to see that it was so simple. There seemed to be
no protection against a bot coming in and mailbombing someone to death.
What a sad state this business is in.

Charles

> -Mike
>
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> Michael Damm, MIS Department, Irwin Research & Development
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John R Levine [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 10:53 PM
> To:
> Subject: National Do Not Call Registry has opened
>
>
> The domain is donotcall.gov, IP range is 206.16.196.192/26.
>
> They all seem to have the same subject line.
>
> Subject: National Do Not Call Registry - Complete Your Registration
>
>
> DCC checksums (already have a count of 25 even though it's only been open
> for an hour or so and it's the middle of the night):
>
> ok fuz1 ac8763a8 a9e8d829 5e8a506b 1d6ac5e5
> ok fuz2 bc65f25a 2c08ccfd 5b8b6e2c 3c806c1d
>
> They don't quite have all the bugs out. I gave them three phone numbers,
> but they only sent two confirmations.
>
> Regards,
> John Levine, , Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for
> Dummies",
> Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://iecc.com/johnl, Sewer
> Commissioner
> "More Wiener schnitzel, please", said Tom, revealingly.
>
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> Subject: [] National Do Not Call Registry -
> Complete Your Registration
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> Click here [ url snipped ] to complete your request to register your phone
> number ((607) 330-5711) on the National Do Not Call Registry.
>
> Important: You must respond to this email by clicking the link within 72
> hours for your registration to be successful.
>
> Once you have registered, your phone number registration will be effective
> for 5 years. It will be illegal for most telemarketers to call you, and you
> will be able to file a complaint if a telemarketer does call you. The
> website www.donotcall.gov provides information about filing a complaint.
>
> Important: After you click on the link, print the web page and keep it for
> your records.
>
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