[CentOS] African IP addresses list

Tony Wicks tonyw at tonywicks.com
Tue Jul 1 11:44:12 UTC 2008

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


I need to put my 2c in here. I'm from New Zealand, we are a first world 
democratic country (the first in the worlds to give the vote to ALL 
adults I may mention). I have had the misfortune many of times of being 
unable to transact business because people from the US in their 
ignorance think, that New Zealand, isn't that part of Australia, which 
is right next to Asia, can't do business with those Asians, they will 
rip me off. Now sometimes people from the US have asked me why people in 
the other parts of the world get a bit annoyed at the "the only country 
that is free and true if the good old US of A" attitude, and well here 
you go as an example. Lets ban all of Africa because someone from 
Nigeria is a scammer. Africa is a pretty big place, and you know what, 
I've met many South Africans that are real nice (even employed a few). 
I've always been someone who defends America when people run it down, 
but it is a two way street, don't treat a whole country as criminals 
because you don’t know the difference between one side of a continent 
from another, its kind of insulting you know. And some day you might 
well need the rest of us, you never know.

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