UDP History

1994(?): Prodigy

This was the first UDP. Information is sketchy as the event predates this web page and also predates Deja News.

July, 1997: Bell Atlantic

Discussion of UDP begins. Bell Atlantic changes policies; no UDP was ever necessary.

Aug, 1997: UUNet

UDP implemented 1 Aug 1997 due to UUNet refusal to address ongoing spam problem. UDP lifted 6 Aug after UUNet agrees to toughen anti-spamming policies.

For more information:

Sept, 1997: Florida-isp.com

UDP announced 8 Sept 1997 against Florida-isp.com for hosting porn spammer Escort Guide. It turns out that Florida-isp.com is Escort Guide.

Oct, 1997: MXOL and Spacelab.net

UDP announced 31 Oct 1997 against MXOL and Spacelab.net. Spacelab terminates spammer on 3 Nov and UDP is lifted.

Nov, 1997: ACSI

Discussion of UDP begins 29 Oct 1997 when ACSI flatly refuses to take action against spammers. UDP announced against ACSI on 3 Nov 1997. ACSI announces that they will adopt an anti-spam policy 4 Nov and the UDP is lifted.

Nov, 1997: Compuserve

Discussion of UDP begins 14 Nov 1997 when Compuserve fails to address spamming problems. UDP begins 18 Nov. Compuserve agrees to crack down on spammers on 19 Nov and UDP is lifted.

Links:

Dec, 1997: Tiac

Discussion of UDP begins 8 Dec 1997. Five-day notice given. Tiac cleans up their act and no UDP was necessary.

Feb, 1998: Netcom

Full UDP announced on 14 Feb 1998. UDP begins on 20 Feb. Netcom agrees to deal with spam problems and UDP is called off on 23 Feb.

See News articles

See Sputum.com web page Netcom UDP to be initiated Feb 23, 1998

June, 1998: Tiac

Discussion of UDP begins (again) 4 June 1998. Tiac cleans up their act (again) and no UDP was necessary.

June, 1998: PSI

Discussion of UDP begins again 11 June 1998. PSI cleans up their act and UDP cancelled.

See Cabal.net web page PSINet UDP Web HQ

Aug, 1998: MCI

Discussion of UDP begins due to persistant spam from MCI2000. MCI cleans up their act. See news articles for more information.

Oct, 1998: PSI

Discussion of UDP begins yet again 26 Oct 1998. UDP announced 30 Oct, scheduled for 4 Nov. PSI responds to UDP on 4 Nov and begins deleting spammer accounts on 5 Nov. UDP is called off.

Jan, 1998: BellGlobal

Discussions begin 3 Jan 1999. UDP averted.

June, 1999: Starnet

UDP begins 8 June 1999. Starnet addresses spam problem and UDP is lifted.

See Cabal.net web page Popsite.net/Starnetinc.com UDP Suspended!

Oct, 1999: BBNPlanet

UDP discussions begin 13 Oct 1999 due to hosting of Tom Saylor. BBNPlanet addresses problems. UDP averted.

Nov, 1999: Ameritech

UDP announced 5 Nov 1999 due to hosting of Repsis Ameritech deals with the problem and UDP averted.

See Cabal.net web page Ameritech.net UDP Cancelled!

Dec, 1999: VSNL and SILNET

Indian ISPs VSNL and SILNET placed under UDP for failure to control HipCrime rogue canceller. This UDP was unusual in that it was announced to VSNL and SILNET, but not announced publicly. This was done to see if HipCrime had inside knowledge from VSNL and SILNET.

VSNL and SILNET implemented port 119 blocking and the UDP was lifted.

See Cabal.net web page VSNL and SILNET UDPs Lifted!

Jan, 2000: @Home

UDP announced against @Home on 12 Jan 2000. @Home announces they will deal with the problem on 13 Jan. See news articles for more information.

Sept, 2001: Pacific Bell

UDP announced against Pacbell on 6 Sept 2001. Scheduled to go into effect on 13 Sept. Pacbell deals with spam problems and UDP lifted 17 Sept.

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