Reasons why Security Focus are idiots
This mob hosts various security-related lists such as BugTraq etc, so
you would think that they would have some Clue™, right? Not so,
it would seem…
They are listed by
in their “spam” zone, and cannot seem to figure out how to get
out of it, despite my many rejection messages.
But not all of their servers are listed; consistency doesn't appear to have
crossed their minds. On second thoughts, they may have several servers
behind a NAT firewall or something; in other words, they can be
RFC-compliant if they put their pointy little heads together.
They are unable to handle my RFC-compliant banner, but go into
mode i.e. like Einstein's definition of insanity they keep retrying and
expecting a different outcome;
I'm told that this is a “feature” of Qmail.
Similarly they get upset over a greeting pause; I'm told that this is yet
another broken Qmail “feature”, so it would appear that the
author (whoever he/she/it is) does not like common anti-spam measures.
I wonder why? I'm not calling the author a spammer, but the behaviour
is certainly consistent with one…
Nobody appears to monitor the behaviour of their EzMLM manager.
Messages sent to listowner, abuse, and postmaster go unanswered.
OK, not a crime as such, but from time to time they don't have a Message-ID:
header (and I check for that). Are these twits capable of finding their
own arse-holes without both hands, a torch, and a map?
(On further analysis, it's a pure reflector i.e. it does not generate
a Message-ID by itself, so a contributor is stupid as well.)
You be the judge.
Flash: As of 4th Dec 2014, it looks like somebody finally woke up.
I got one of their probes, that basically says “If we unsubscribe
you then please click here to re-subscribe” which I ignored, and
I'm now receiving Bugtraq stuff again.
Extra: I got another rectal probe from them, on 11th Dec 2014,
and guess what? Total idiots, they be…
Late extra: as of around half past April 2015, these twits seem to be able
to handle my RFC-compliant server.
If you really want to email me (and fancy your chances
of getting past my
spam filters) then try
if you are a filthy spammer with a desperate need to be added to my
is probably your best bet.
If you're crazy enough to want to see my attempt at a home page
then it's found over
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)