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Amazon EC2


Anyone ever use this service? I had an issue with tons of spam being sent to my mail servers from amazon, so I placed an IP ban on the entire Amazon network until the issue was fixed. They replied and said that it was coming from an Amazon EC2 client and that it was handled...made me kind of curious about it.



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How did the rogue EC2 node know what domains you have hosted and therefore what domains to spam? Can you post one of the spam headers? I'm just curious.

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On their web site should be email for the abuses. Also that is good to check their whois and contact their datacenter.

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EC2 is notorious for sending spam. The spammer's VM gets shut down and they basically just start up another one on a new IP in Amazon's range immediately afterwards.

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How did the rogue EC2 node know what domains you have hosted and therefore what domains to spam? Can you post one of the spam headers? I'm just curious.
I didn't check the mail logs so I don't know if it was going to all of the domains or not, but I got like 20 emails 5 minutes apart all from different IP's inside of the EC2 network with the same email (just one word different). By the time I got that 20th or so email I was banning the entire Amazon IP range.
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On their web site should be email for the abuses. Also that is good to check their whois and contact their datacenter.
I've already contacted the abuse department and had the situation rectified.

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EC2 is notorious for sending spam. The spammer's VM gets shut down and they basically just start up another one on a new IP in Amazon's range immediately afterwards.
This is what I was more so enquiring about. I've never heard of Amazon's EC2...From what it sounds like it's just free VM's they give away to developers or something?

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This is what I was more so enquiring about. I've never heard of Amazon's EC2...From what it sounds like it's just free VM's they give away to developers or something?
It's not free, but pricing is per hour. This makes it attractive because you can setup a VM, spam for a few hours at the cost of a few cents, get shut down and not lose very much. Before starting it all again.

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It's not free, but pricing is per hour. This makes it attractive because you can setup a VM, spam for a few hours at the cost of a few cents, get shut down and not lose very much. Before starting it all again.
Aaahhh okay. Thanks for the input.

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