[BALUG-Admin] balug.org's IP and domain are on some blocklists - apnews.org

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Sun Jun 28 11:41:20 UTC 2020

Well, 0 of 6 down, 6 to go.

Spend well over half an hour going over apnews.org's documentation and
such.  Doesn't seem to be anything abundantly clear about how to
rectify the problem.
Closest I've come so far seems to be Q42/A42 on
but that doesn't seem to be particularly clear about what needs to be done
where ... something about posting to forum, but doesn't seem clear, and
link followed that would seem to be forum they're talking about, doesn't
seem to have a forum there ... so not sure where from here.
They also seem ambiguous about who can post regarding it - only the
net owner?  or host/IP "owner"?  Seems unclear.
I don't and can't control nor speak on behalf of same ...
and that's no less than 2,097,152 Comcast IP addresses.
I only have control over - that's just 8 of the
IP addresses.

Oh, and current IPv4 of linuxmafia.com is also in that same

> From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>
> Subject: Re: balug.org's IP and domain are on some blocklists - apnews.org
> Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 03:58:50 -0700

> apnews.org - looks like "issue" there predates me/BALUG using
> the IPs:
> Oooops is currently listed in APEWS :-(
> Entry matching your Query: E-521546
> CASE: C-20
> Spambots, zombies, contaminated CIDR, bad reputation provider
> History:
> Entry created 2012-04-14
> Note the block, and date.
> I didn't get any of those IPs until 2019-12-12, and I only have
> and of that, BALUG VM, for IPv4, only has and uses
> Anyway, will see what I can do, but checked logs and such, and I've
> got absolutely nothing in there mentioning (regardless of case)
> "apnews.org".  Likewise no matches for "apnews" except for some
> false positives (spam: health@zaapnews.com)
>>> Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 21:23:29 -0700
>>> From: Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com>
>>> To: balug-admin@lists.balug.org
>>> Subject: Re: [BALUG-Admin] balug.org's IP and domain are on some blocklists
>>> Sender: BALUG-Admin <balug-admin-bounces@lists.balug.org>
>>> One more:
>>> $ dig -t a +short
>>> $
>>> http://www.apews.org/?page=test&C=20&E=521546&ip=

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