[RC5] new project idea

Alan Clifford lists at clifford.ac
Tue Apr 23 01:50:20 EDT 2002

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Jamie Fifield wrote:

JF> Perhaps this has been considered, but what about distributed scanning
JF> for open mail relays and tying into ORDB or a similar service?

JF> I don't see this as a contest of course, I don't even know if there's
JF> any point in keeping stats.  I see it as more of an ongoing project.
JF> The key server could hand out IP blocks and the clients could do a few
JF> at a time in the backround while crunching on one of the other contests.

The stats. would be the most interesting bit:

Open relays yesterday: 5,000,000
Open relays today:     5,000,498
New open relays:             500
relays fixed:                  2


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