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  1. To my surprise, I notice a email in my inbox today from none other than a "Gregory Clark" of Colocrossing threatening to sue vpsBoard for 'libel' in regards to a user made review of one of their companies, HudsonValleyHost. As you can imagine, this came as a bit of shock to me as vpsBoard itself does not publish reviews and instead is simply a platform and outlet for end users to publish their experiences with companies if they do wish to do so. Furthermore the letter was addressed to me personally, as the owner of vpsBoard, accusing myself personally of libel instead of requesting information about the end-user who supposedly committed the libel. The thread in question that they don't want you to see was published in 2014 which can be read in full detail here: As always, vpsBoard has been an open platform in which users can share their experience and providers can, and are encouraged, to respond and share their side of the story as well. There have been many examples of complaints and issues being resolved using this platform and their failure to engage or resolve the issue with the end user who wrote the review is on them, not me. They make the claim that I allow this knowing it to be 'factually untrue'. This is indeed false. Based on a wide selection of reviews made on this company and others under the parent company's control during this time period, on vpsBoard and other similar sites, it would not be unreasonable to believe that the words written are true. The burden of proving the readers that the review is factual, exaggerated, or completely false is not on me. The timeline of events are known only by those who had direct experience with the situation outlined in the above thread which would be the original poster and any number of staff that worked for ColoCrossing or Hudson Valley Host at the time. I wonder if iNet / WebHostingTalk was served the same letter for the same thread made there, which can be read in full here: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1342625 This is a thread that WebHostingTalk temporarily "Featured", and interestingly enough the same thread was made on LowEndTalk itself right here: https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/20550/colocrossing-hudson-valley-host-where-is-my-refund/p1 and as you'll see, it's still up. So this poses the question, why is Colocrossing picking on vpsBoard? Was it a funny game for them to send me a threatening legal letter on my birthday? (The letter was drafted on the 24th, original email that I overlooked was sent on the 25th) What are their true intentions? And here I was, thinking that the hatchet had been buried after years of petty little back and forths.
  2. I avoid making new topics. But while Biloh is at WHT spouting bullshit about cleaning up, spam is getting worse. When migrating and setting up a new server tonight that had spam issues previously, I had SpamHaus and BarracudaCentral enabled and decided to see what got through if it needed further tweaking. First spam to slip through? The new IP collector AS of ColoCrossing, B2 Net Solutions - now featuring almost 250,000 IPs! Guess they had issues getting new IPs on their other ASN ;) Still collecting, I see them in the ARIN lists for getting new prefixes. http://bgp.he.net/AS55286#_prefixes 2014-07-30 17:19:49 1XCe64-000471-Cj <= [email protected] H=26.sonnexes.us (amarned.us) [23.229.57.X]:53518 P=esmtp S=3136 [email protected] T="FHA refinance: it may help you save money" for Guess they're shifting things to the new IP collecting brand & ASN to get off Spamhaus's bad graces under their normal ASN. By the way, if you wonder why they don't mind spammers? Not the spam, per se. They're simply info gathering to justify to ARIN / give customer names. Probably a /29 request for each or more. :popcorn: Hint: They need all the names they can to get more IPs from ARIN, duh. Saving time and asking for the client's authorization to simply block both ASN's outright to solve their spam issue. Nothing of value resides on that network, it's like avoiding a bad area of Detroit... or Chicago IMO. As I was wrapping this post up, take a guess at the second source that slipped through under Spamhaus and Barracuda Networks RBL? ColoCrossing CC-12 (NET-192-227-128-0-1) 192.227.128.0 - 192.227.255.255 New Wave NetConnect, LLC CC-192-227-244-224-27 (NET-192-227-244-224-1) 192.227.244.224 - 192.227.244.255 I hate you guys. I really fucking do. Signed, Everyone Not In a Business Relationship With You