Just a reminder.
Just a reminder.
Feel free to note that companies involved and forward the message to me…
ARIN does pursue misuse of Whois information for marketing purposes.
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers
There’s certainly a Tier-1 doing it for RIPE, every time a new AS is registered for example.. I imagine it’s the same in ARIN too..
There are many Tier 1s doing it and they have moved to LinkedIn these days instead of emails.
Can confirm that one. I've stopped being nice in my responses.
Every time I post to NANOG, I get multiple LinkedIn link requests or e-mails about selling my excess gear. It's getting old real quick.
Every time I post to NANOG, I get multiple LinkedIn link requests or e-mails
about selling my excess gear. It's getting old real quick.
Connect:linkedin.com ERROR:5.7.1:"550 Mail refused"
Salt to taste for your environment/MTA, but since the spammers running
LinkedIn seem very unlikely to stop, this appears to be the optimal
way to conserve bandwidth and time.
Except you know, those of us who actually use LinkedIn for professional contacts and all. I don't mind connecting with people as long as I've actually talked with you before on some professional level.
It does have some nice features for connecting on a business level, just people are abusing the shit out of it.
After setting up my ASN, I received unsolicited emails from NTT and calls from Cogent. Fortunately I haven’t gotten anything (or at least anything that I noticed) on LinkedIn.
It seems like NTT sales people are not doing a good job as well as Cogent does since I’ve yet to see anyone getting calls or mails from them.
Only Cogent contacts most for the moment, at least in the EU part of the world.
And only mails and calls for the moment
I got to a point a few years ago that anyone who finds my contact info anywhere on the internet and wants to sell me something is going to spam me, and there’s nothing I can do about it. I just utilize the blocking / ignore functions of $platform and go about my day.
At one time I did have a devious hold/transfer loop of doom setup on the company PBX that came in handy for trolling annoying sales calls, but I don’t have access the company one now, and setting up my own for the same lulz is way too close to actual work for my tastes.