Msg#: 4522744 posted 10:00 pm on Nov 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
And PLEASE concatenate adjacent IP ranges! I usually compare IP lists posted here with my own blocked ranges, adding new-to-me ranges and reporting missed ones. That list is far too long and fragmented and would take far too long to check out.
For what it's worth, my current linode ranges, all blocked, are:
Msg#: 4522744 posted 10:56 am on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
Just a FYI - in my area... Qualcomm, a law school and most libraries and city depts all use Linode for their connectivity to the internet (not for cloud servers.) After receiving a few emails from customers complaining they could not access my sites, I took down blocks to several Linode ranges.
I suspect a measurable amount of my sales come from employees during their work day. YMMV.
Always a gamble when these companies offer a diverse product line.
Msg#: 4522744 posted 9:31 pm on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
The answer is in the hands of the IT people for the companies concerned. If they state in their DNS records the purpose of a specific IP range they will gain more respect and fewer complaints. Very few hosting companies do this; I've mostly seen it noted by DSL providers.
To give them their due, Amazon does at least state in their DNS records that ranges are used for dynamic (cloud) hosting.