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  1. #1
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    Qwest.net probing/hack attempts

    Not sure if this is in the right spot or not, but how does one file an abuse report with qwest.net?

    For months on end I've been getting hit by the same IPs on the Qwest network. I report them to abuse (at) qwest.net and clearly, nothing is getting done.

    Do they have another abuse handling address?

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    You may also try domainadmin (at) qwest.com (the email they used to register the domain)

    It's sometimes a good choice to write to the email the domain is registered to. That must be a functional email address. Also try their contact info on their website...

    Unfortunately a lot of guys outhere does not handle abuse emails

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    Since it's coming from the same IP's, I would just block them and be done with it. I had the same problem from somebody comment spamming my blog with scrapebox on server4you. I sent them an e-mail late last night (early this morning) and haven't heard anything. But instead of waiting around, I just blocked the entire IP range. The drop off in bandwidth usage was significant.

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    Already blocked. However I periodically rotate my firewall bans, which is how I keep encountering the Qwest IPs.
    Odds are a lot of the offending IPs go out of commission eventually, so there's not much of a need to keep an infinite blocklist going.

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    Last edited by Question Everything; 03-20-2011 at 11:07 PM.

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    I'll try submitting something through their page and see if that works.

    Something weird I noticed with this particular ip: 207.108.125.253
    In google it comes up with some "hack" result, but the whois has a non-Qwest contact, beneath the abuse (at) qwest.net entry?
    OrgTechHandle: JZH6-ARIN
    OrgTechName: ZHANG, JOHN
    OrgTechPhone: +1-520-882-6216
    OrgTechEmail: zhang (at) luzsocialservices.org
    OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/JZH6-ARIN

    RAbuseHandle: JZH6-ARIN
    RAbuseName: ZHANG, JOHN
    RAbusePhone: +1-520-882-6216
    RAbuseEmail: jzhang (at) luzsocialservices.org
    RAbuseRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/JZH6-ARIN

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    Maybe because it's a static? Quest moves IPs alot, so that's possible if it stays the same IP. They could also be spoofing.

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    You can simply block it in firewall if you've root access

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    Are you trying to gain post count for something?
    The first 2 posts I've read from you are regarding info that was already clarified earlier in the topic!

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    Difficult to say. Perhaps the number of requests they are getting do not allow you to get your request be answered.
    If you can find out the company above them and then contact I suppose that might help you somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpl24 View Post
    Are you trying to gain post count for something?
    The first 2 posts I've read from you are regarding info that was already clarified earlier in the topic!
    No, its not actually a deal of raising post count.

    I would just like to share that because its just that easy to prevent that from happening instead of disturbing host.

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    I managed to receive one response from their "abuse team" several days ago saying they warned the user... yet the attacks continue.

    This is absolutely ridiculous. I advise anyone considering Qwest as their ISP to run in the other direction; if they allow this activity on their networks you're going to end up getting unintentionally banned by a bunch of sites who are tired of the rampant abuse by Qwest users.

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    I would recommend you run because they are a DSL provider
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpl24 View Post
    I managed to receive one response from their "abuse team" several days ago saying they warned the user... yet the attacks continue.

    This is absolutely ridiculous. I advise anyone considering Qwest as their ISP to run in the other direction; if they allow this activity on their networks you're going to end up getting unintentionally banned by a bunch of sites who are tired of the rampant abuse by Qwest users.
    I know that it's not the right thing to do, but the thought crossed my mind that you likely have quite a bit more bandwidth than they do - you could always "attack back" but that's not something I would condone, just a passing thought.

    Beyond that, set a permanent ban in the firewall and move on with your life. I understand you may rotate your bans, but simply make sure not to rotate this rule out.
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