[CentOS] African IP addresses list

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Tue Jul 1 10:59:59 UTC 2008

Matt Arnilo S. Baluyos (Mailing Lists) wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 4:58 AM, Miark <mlist2 at gardnerbusiness.com> wrote:
>> ... and by "high rate" I assume you mean 100%, just as my
>> company has experienced.
> Yes. Our company had lost some money because of this incident. It has
> all the signs of an organized syndicate as they use stolen credit
> cards to buy from our store and then have the goods shipped to an
> address in Australia which forwards to wherever they are going to pick
> them up.
>>> Has anyone here a list of addresses from Africa already?
>> I use:
>>  * 041/8
>>  * 154/8
>>  * 196/8
>> which I got from here:
>>  * http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space
> Thanks. That is exactly what I was looking for. I have now added a
> rule to our firewall (APF).
I would like to add something, as a South African citizen. South Africa, 
is NOT part of Africa for that matter, it's a republic on it's own. It's 
almost like saying "Let's ban America, cause someone in Mexico spammed 
me".  South Africa, which is on the 196/8 range does a LOT of business 
overseas in many countries,
and I do want to warn that you could loose a lot of good business due to 
this practice.

Most of the fraud you experience could come from Nigeria, or one of the 
other central & western Africa countries. To ban a whole continent 
because of problems some countries cause could be problematic.

For that matter is China a different country from Russia, from 
Switzerland, even though they share the same land mass


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
CEO, SoftDux

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