Repeated Blacklisting / IP reputation

[In the message entitled "Re: Repeated Blacklisting / IP reputation" on Sep 8, 14:34, Joe Greco writes:]

> there is a fundamental disconnect here. the IP space is neutral.
> it has no bias toward or against social behaviours. its a tool.
> the actual/real target here are the people who are using these tools
> to be antisocial. blacklisting IP space is always reactive and
> should only beused in emergency and as a -TEMPORARY- expedient.
> IMHO of course., YMMV.

If people were given an option to "block this IP for 30 minutes, 24 hours,
30 days, 12 months, 5 years, or forever" - I wonder how many people would
just shrug and click "forever."

This may lead to the discovery of another fundamental disconnect - or two.

IP address space is neutral, but the operators of the space either permit,
or deny, the social behaviour which comes from these spaces.

For what it's worth, I just completed a study of about 5 years of data on
spam. I looked at 100,000,000 IP addresses which had sent me spam.

The median duration of sending was 300 days. There was a pronounced peak at
2-3 years of about 30%. The vast majority was more than 30 days.

"forever" is pretty close to right, based on current behaviour.