Author: P.Hauser (29 Jul 07 11:07am)
In answer to your last question:
You can provide the timestamps to the ISP as well as here in an IP lookup comment from your own apache logfiles.
That's what I do here: I check my logfiles or also my SPAM-mails for suspicious IPs that I then lookup here and afterwards I post my logfile lines here and send them at the same time to the ISP. The mail headers as well as the logfiles have timestamps.
So my IP lookup comment might help the next reader, what happened from this IP. Can't help it then, if also the spammers read this information here to change their strategies.
In any way just reporting an IP, dynamic or not, to the ISP does not help very much. Some ISPs even already don't accept complaints anymore, if they are older than 14 days.
An up-to-date timestamp, a referer, the used UA or MX or the request given with this IP in combination taken from your logfiles helps a lot more to identify what action was taken.
Additionally you can get more information and do reverse lookups, check server properties, if you are supplied with the appropriate tools to report this.
Don't just paste the long WHOIS-entry of the IP into your complaint, since this can be also done by the UHD-recipient as well and it will not make the information more "human readable" and acceptable.
Post Edited (27 Sep 08 7:16pm)