Re: several messages

Steve Linford <> Tue, 11 November 2008 09:12 UTC

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Ehm, I don't think I want to enter into the 'issues' in Mr Anderson's  
post, but I do like his "I hate John Levine" web page, I think all of  
those who become graced with their own "I hate you" ranting web page  
have verifiably achieved greatness (well done John ;)

This bit though I can elaborate on:

>>> Unlike you, I don't see "overwhelming community consensus for
>>> this mechanism".
>> Aw, come on.  There's a billion and a half mailboxes using the
>> Spamhaus DNSBLs, on systems ranging from giant ISPs down to hobbyist
>> Linux boxes.
> This 1.5billion number is just more unsubstantiated BS.

Actually that is user numbers we have signed contracts for (i.e:  
contractually-declared numbers of end users of the Spamhaus Datafeed  
service), the actual figure being 1,425,440,000 users currently. I  
would  say that is a level of usage that strongly suggests  
"overwhelming community consensus for this mechanism".

   Steve Linford
   The Spamhaus Project
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