[squid-users] Open & abused proxy list(s); appeal for instructions on how to close problems

From: Allen Smith <easmith@dont-contact.us>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 12:17:22 -0500

Hi. As per the below, there is a blacklist in usage,
proxies.relays.monkeys.com (see
http://www.monkeys.com/anti-spam/filtering/proxies.html), of proxies which
are not properly secured and are thus capable of being used by spammers for
spamming. Mail from said hosts is going to bounce if the recipient is using
this list (or the related one of http.opm.blitzed.org/opm.blitzed.org - see

In the below is also an appeal for instructions on each proxy for how to
make sure they are not abusable, so that proxies can be configured properly
in the first place (or changed to be non-abusable in the future if they have
been abused). Anyone on this list who can give such instructions for Squid
is asked to do so; I believe of particular assistance would be translations
into other languages (abuse of proxies in China and South Korea is getting
particularly notorious).


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In message <f6657ug71ge8h68t4lic80grrd2fhkjnsc@4ax.com>,
Joel Rubin wrote:

>>>>Received: from gxjfg.yahoo.com ([])
>Open connect proxy, port 3128.

This one has now been added to `proxies.relays.monkeys.com' and will
show up there within 24 hours.

(I would really appreciate it if folks would report any open proxies you
see to <proxies@monkeys.com>. The list is now over 15,000 and growing,
thanks to many contributors.)

>I got one through connect proxy and the owner said he
>closed it and that it had been the default setting!

I'm going to be developing a set of pages like the www.mail-abuse.org/tsi/
pages that will give people concise instructions for how to lock down
various kinds/brands of open proxies. Contributions (of instructions
for various brands of proxies) are welcomed and encouraged.

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Allen Smith			http://cesario.rutgers.edu/easmith/
September 11, 2001		A Day That Shall Live In Infamy II
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
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