He's Dead, Jim


Here is another update--maybe the final update--on my "invasion of privacy" spammer. (first posted Dec 23 and updated Dec 29)

It appears that our spammer is no longer with us. Their DNS is offline. If you ping their web host ( you get back a Destination Host Unreachable error from a router buried in the Sprint network.

This is a good sign that spammer has left the building. While there is some satisfaction in seeing a spammer squished, there is the frustration knowing, like cockroaches, there are ten more to take their place.

This blog has unrelentingly denounced network service providers who shirk their duties to stop spam. This time let's recognize one for a job well done: good going, Sprint!