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This post focuses on the S-word. SPAM.
How can ISPs & Web Hosts stop spam? How can we fight back? What tools can we use to fight back? What methods can be used on the server-level to protect end-user inboxes?
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Spam is a problem that is plaguing not only end-users but web hosts, ISPs, backbone providers and network administrators as well.
While the CAN-SPAM legislation is weak, it provides an essential first-step towards setting up the battle in the legal arena to fight spam. Making it illegal to forge headers and return addresses provides companies with a legal basis for prosecuting spammers in the United States. Obviously more needs to be done, but the CAN-SPAM act is better than nothing.
It is obviously every good netizen's (net citizen?) dream to eliminate SPAM. SPAM has turned one of the quickest and far-impacting methods of communication into a daily hassle and waste of time.
SPAM is damaging the internet community in many ways. A few of the main problems caused by spam:
- End user frustration. End-users are frustrated by the amount of SPAM in their inbox and eventually, instead of experiencing a life-changing method of communicating with relatives in another country or engaging in commerce, end-users are forced to sift through myriads of messages to weed out the ones that they want to read. In extreme cases, this deluge of spam may even cause light-weight users to simply stop using E-mail.
- Hijacked computers. A large portion of bulk email is sent from hijacked and compromised computers. While there are many spammers who rent their own servers, there are networks of hijacked PCs which are sold in blocks of thousands for use by spammers. Ignoring the fact that such behavior is illegal, anyone who has used or tried to disinfect a hijacked PC knows that they often slow to a crawl, crash or they consume an entire house-holds worth of bandwidth which will result in degraded performance of other computers. Just like the point above, this frustration will lead many users to abandon use of their computers or waste money on having their computers repaired.
- Lost emails. A direct result of SPAM is the loss of legitimate and valuable emails.
- Accidental Deletion. Legitimate emails are often lost in the process of a user repeatedly clicking 'Delete' while clearing their Inbox of SPAM.
- Spam Filters. To combat SPAM, many E-mail service providers filter incoming email for SPAM & Virii. It is unrealistic to believe that SPAM filters will never accidentally tag a legitimate email as spam. When this happens, either the email will be discarded by the E-mail providers servers or the message will wind up in the Spam-folder where it may get discarded before the end-user can review it and realize that it was not spam.
- Wasted time & productivity. According to a Linux News article, Spam costs $20Billion - yes billion - each year in lost productivity and that spam costs enterprises between $600 and $1,000 each year for every user.
- ISP, Backbone, Network Administrator & Servers effects. Unquestionably, SPAM has caused a huge headache for network operators of all types. Throughout the internet chain, from the Email service provider to the backbone providers SPAM is costly.
- Web Hosting providers & E-mail service providers are forced to setup spam & virus filtering systems to protect their end-users. For large web hosting companies, ISPs and enterprises this means the additional overhead of purchasing dozens, hundreds or even thousands of spam scanning servers as well as the additional overhead & staff time of managing all these systems.
- ISPs (ie residential DSL/Cable modem providers as well as enterprise connectivity providers) and network backbone operators are forced to expand their network to carry the new deluge of spam & virii. Hijacked computers can easily send out thousands or tens of thousands of SPAM/Virii emails each day. Having to deal with this extra (unwanted) network traffic, ISPs will raise their rates - because even if you are not using your internet connection, your hijacked computer sure is.
- System / Network Administrators. In addition to end-user or employee assistance, help desks & system administrators now have to worry about finding infect computers, cleaning infected computers and educating end users about safe computer practices. It takes valuable time for a network administrator to locate infected machines (most often because of inadequate logging or firewall policies).
- Web Hosting Companies. Insecure sendmail scripts are now exploited thousands of times on a daily basis to send spam. Often times this results from customers running an old version of a publicly available PHP or Perl script. What is alarming is that spammers are now starting to exploit custom written mailing scripts - using search engines to find email forms and then testing them each individually for vulnerabilities. This shows extreme dedication on the part of the spammers - they are testing custom written, unknown scripts form vulnerabilities and exploiting them. It has now become the web hosts job to location insecure scripts and notify customers. Large-scale exploitation of insecure scripts can endanger a web hosts standing with ISPs or even get their email servers listed on public black lists such as SPEWS or SORBS - resulting in a portion of the internet not accepting email from customers on those servers.
A real life analysis
The above graphic is an image of data collected from just one in-bound spam filtering server that we run for our web hosting customers. This one server was processing over 100,000 spam emails per day at its peak. Spam is not a minor issue for ISPs, email service providers or web hosts - the infrastructure required to support the weeding out of spam and viruses is expensive and time consuming to operate/update.
Later on in this post I will go into detail about how we cut down the amount of spam that our servers had to process by checking a connecting computers IP address before accepting email from them.
There are many ways that we can fight back against the spammers.
- End User Education. There would be no spam if end-users didn't actually open them or respond to them. The economics of running spam networks and operations require that at-least a small portion of the spam recipients act on or open spam emails.
Network administrators and computer-savvy 'nerds' must start to educate the end users as to the danger of clicking on unknown popups, downloading unknown files and not updating their computer because these direct actions result in the compromising of their computers. A single click by an uneducated end user can cause havoc for system and network operators. End-users must also be taught never to reply to spam - replying will only let them validate your email address. It is also important to note that simply by opening a spam email, spammers can validate your address. Spammers will often place unique hidden (or visible) images or code in emails that will identify you as having seen the images or run the code. tip: set your email reader not to show images in emails unless you specifically allow it.]
- Spam Filtering. Email providers and web hosts are increasingly successful at filtering spam from ever reaching their end-users inboxes. Personally, I've seen the results of AOL's spam filtering and I'm very impressed. Probably one or two junk emails will get through each day - for someone who checks their email once a month, that could mean 30-60 junk emails - and that would be terrible.
Email service providers are becoming increasingly efficient at keeping spam out of their end-users inboxes. Software such as SpamAsassin can be run server-wide and help filter out unwanted emails. DNS Black lists such as Sorbs, SpamCop and spamhaus can help your server to filter out connections from unwanted IP addresses (computers which are hijacked, vulnerable etc). The problem with these methods for combating spam is simply that it requires more cpu & processing power. Checking black lists and running SpamAssassin or ClamAV (free Linux virus scanner) requires a large amount of resources, which cost money.
A powerful & effective spam & virus Protection system can be built at the Web Host / E-Mail provider level with free software. Incoming email servers should always run a combination of:
- DNS Black list checks - SpamCop(.net), Sorbs(.net) etc.
- SpamAssassin(.org) Spam-filter
- ClamAV(.net) Virus Scanner
If you look at Figure 1. (above), you can see that when Elite Hosts started to implement RBL (real time block lists - aka DNS Block lists, a few examples given above), the amount of spam that just one of our many incoming email servers processed fell from around 60,000 messages per day to around 2,000 messages per day! If that is just from one server, imagine how much processing power we saved across all of our incoming email servers.
Another 3 useful, but lesser used technique for combating spam on the server-level are:
- Require reverse DNS Requiring connecting machines to have reverse DNS will allow you to easily identify connecting servers. You can then use these results to block certain domains from sending to your email servers. For example, with the exception of their email servers, we block connection attempts from any computer with a hostname ending in comcast.net that is not a static email server. Figure 1 (above) shows that requiring reverse DNS reduced the spam messages per day processed on one server from around 2,000 to 1,000
- Sender Call-Back. This is one anti-spam mechanism that is used by CPANEL. The mail server will connect to the email server of the domain in the From: address and check whether or not the sending address is a valid email address. This can help to filter out spam from those spammers who are just too lazy (or dumb?) to send you email from non-existent email addresses or domains.
- SPF. This is controversial technique for verifying the sender of an email. SPF has become controversial because it uses the DNS TXT record of a domain to specify valid servers which are allowed to send email for a domain. In my opinion, loss of the (rarely used) TXT record is a good exchange for the benefits. SPF is more of an anti-fishing tool than an anti-spam tool. SPF simply looks up the domain of the sender and verifies that emails are coming from an accepted server. This means that if you receive an email from email@example.com, an SPF capable email server will ask PayPal if the computer sending spam is in-fact a valid email server that is allowed to send email from the domain. The thought behind SPF is excellent - verifying that connecting servers are sending email from domains that they are responsible for - however some argue about the implementation and the use of the TXT record.
Bottom Line: If SPF stops phishing attacks from reaching end users (which it does!), then it is a step in the right direction. This will not eliminate spam, but at-least it will protect uneducated users from replying to firstname.lastname@example.org with their PayPal passwords.
In order for SPF to be really effective, it needs to see more wide-spread usage - major companies (AOL, eBay, PayPal) already publish SPF records, but email servers need to start checking those records.
The Future of Spam
Spammers are not stupid. Like many other things in life, Spammers will adapt and change with the times.
Spammers are not oblivious to spam filters - to the contrary, spammers will work day & night to craft email messages that receive low scores on spam filtering systems. Spammers are increasingly shifting to image-based spams so that Spam-Filtering software can't find the key words and phrases that it needs to tag the messages as spam.
Anti-Spam companies are also fighting back - working to develop software that will recognize spam text in image-based spam emails and other advanced modules to help stay in-step with the spammers.
Spammers are also diversifying, experimenting with new mediums such as Instant Messages and Blogs. I have yet to receive an IM Spam (I hope that this doesn't Jinx it), but I can imagine how upset I will feel when my private IM space is invaded by a new IM window from a spammer. Spammers are also moving to blogs, forums & community systems. Spammers are creating automatic scripts that post their customers products URLs in blog comments, forum posts and more. Just like the email anti-spam companies are fighting back, these communities are coming up with methods to block this automated spam - image captchas, audio passwords and other interesting methods.
Conclusion & Summary
Unfortunately, it looks like spam is here to stay - wasting our valuable time, money and resources. There are many things that we can do to retake our inboxes and put spammers out of business:
- Better end-user education
- Better legislation to prosecute spammers
- Better programmer education - teaching programmers how to write secure scripts that send email
- Residential & Small Business ISPs should block outbound SMTP port 25 by default (with the option to enable it upon request)
- Microsoft, the provider of over 95% of the worlds desktop system, has to have stronger security built into their products. How is it acceptable that 1 click can cause a program to download an take over your computer? How is it acceptable that an un-updated Windows installation can be compromised within minutes of being connected to the internet? It is excellent that Microsoft has now decided to focus on security, but it might be too late. For the last few years, Microsoft has been handing their customer's computers to hackers.
- Web Hosts & Email service providers should install spam scanning software, use spam black lists, check for phishing via SPF & implement other common-sense methods for reducing spam, fishing & virus attacks. If web hosting companies & email providers could stop spam from being delivered to their end-users, spammers would make no money and simply disappear.
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Glossary Of Web Hosting Terms
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Having recently launched the free ebook "An Absolute Beginners Guide To Web Hosting " I decided that it would be useful to include a glossary of hosting terms for those readers unfamiliar with some of the industry terminology. There follows a run down of some of the most commonly used phrases together with a brief translation of each.
1) Web Host
A web host or web server is basically a computer connected to the Internet. The function of this computer is to serve up websites to internet users and is more powerful than a regular PC. These servers contain all the data stored by website owners that is required for their website(s) to be displayed online to the world at large.
There are various types of web hosting services available to serve varying needs.
a) Free Hosts - Generally speaking, free web hosting is a solution usually suited only to those who intend to set up a non commercial web site or perhaps to blog as a hobby. Usually, free hosting services offer only limited storage space and bandwidth. Free hosts often make their money by placing ads of various types on customer’s websites - these may include banners, pop-ups and text advertising, over which the user has no control. There are however some exceptions to this and in recent times more free hosting offers have been introduced with far better features.
Reliability, best performance and customer support can be lacking in the case of free hosting as well. Although customers of free hosts can usually use their own domain name if they have one, others will be given a subdomain name that includes the name of the host (for example yourname.freehostingcompany.com) which, for business or professional use does not carry the weight of your own domain.
b) Shared Hosting - Probably the most common option, hosting a huge number of sites across the internet. Shared hosting is popular due to cost and is most suited to personal users and small to medium business sites. Prices will vary widely and users can expect to pay from as little as a couple of dollars per month through to $40 per month depending on the features and level of the service.
With shared hosting, each server is shared among an indeterminate number of customers. Each website owner has a share of the storage space and the resources of the server. The higher the number of users allocated to a server, the lower the cost, but also the less resources available to each individual. The more expensive companies are less likely to overcrowd their servers resulting in improved performance and availability of their customer’s websites.
With a shared hosting plan, customers are usually able to host more than one domain name under a single account plus subdomains and parked domains but in all cases the allowances will differ. Whatever features are offered, all will be subject to the limits placed on the account in terms of space and resources per month.
c) Dedicated Hosts - As the name suggests, a server is dedicated to a single customer. Dedicated hosting is the choice of larger and higher traffic sites that need more resources than a shared host can provide. Customers rent and have total control over the server and can configure it to suit their purposes.
Their are varying service levels with dedicated hosting. A customer can opt to have a managed solution - in other words, the hosting company’s technical team will set up and maintain certain aspects on the customer’s behalf, or you can choose to manage the server yourself. As most webmasters are not hardware experts, a managed dedicated server is usually the best option. Costs for a dedicated server are naturally much higher than a shared service and can run into hundreds of dollars per month. Once again a lot depends on the level of service and support you expect or need.
The term co-located hosting refers to an arrangement whereby the customer purchases the server hardware outright and the hardware is then located at the hosting provider’s data center. Naturally the cost of co-located hosting is higher because the customer has to shoulder the cost of the hardware and it’s upkeep and repair.
d) VPS or Virtual Private Server Hosts - VPS (also called virtual dedicated servers) are an option for those who are looking for more than shared hosting but either cannot afford or justify their own dedicated server. In very basic terms, VPS are servers that do not interface directly with the hardware on which they run and they cannot interface directly with each other. The server is therefore ‘virtual’ and ‘private’ in the sense that it is independent of actual hardware and cannot interact with its file system or processes. VPS pricing varies greatly and is again dependent on the provider and the resources/services on offer, but normally prices should be expected to be higher than a shared host but lower than a dedicated service.
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Reseller hosting is a commonly offered service and basically means that a customer of a hosting company buys space on the hosting company’s servers and resell it to their own customers. Resellers will set their own prices and features of the hosting plans they decide to resell. The reseller consequently deals with his customers and their queries and complaints, although sometimes reseller plans are offered by companies who will take care of customer care themselves. A reseller is effectively a ‘middle man’ and his responsibilities will vary according to the company or companies with which he works.
A domain name is the permanent address of a website on the internet. The actual address of a website is a set of numbers and every web server has its own unique address. To remember these numbers would be virtually impossible and the domain name is an easily recognizable translation for human beings. Domain names are available with various suffixes such as .com or .net and each is unique. Buying and registering a domain name is a simple process and there are hundreds of places where customers can obtain the name of their choice. Prices vary from free into thousands of dollars but customers can usually register a domain for less than $20. There is an annual fee for owning a domain, and you can choose to register it for anything from a 12 months and up.
Space / Storage
The amount of storage space available on the server for your website - all it’s files, images and databases. Just like the storage space available on the hard drive of your own computer if you like. How much you will need depends on a whole range of things but nowadays most hosting companies offer more than adequate storage on shared servers for most users.
Bandwidth / Data Transfer
Bandwidth is the term used for the amount of data transferred from a web server to client’s s computer. Whenever a person views a web page, the data is transmitted from the server to that person’ PC. Websites containing audio, video and image files or one offering lots of downloadable content consume more bandwidth than a simple text based site. The bandwidth available to customers will again vary tremendously from host to host and service level to service level.
Just because a shared host claims to offer huge bandwidth allowances does not necessarily make it so as other limits on the account such a CPU (central processor unit) resources will also come into play.
Users who exceed their bandwidth for a given month are sometimes charged for the excess or simply find their website(s) taken offline until the end of the month. Neither is something you really want to happen for obvious reasons.
This relates to the operating system than runs the web server. Common OS types include Windows, Linux and UNIX. This has no bearing on the OS of your own PC. The server type will also affect the server side scripting (see below) and database types. The difference between Windows server and Linux/UNIX is that Windows runs ASP and ASP.NET with Access or SQL Server databases where as Linux/UNIX servers usually runs CGI, PHP or JSP with MySQL or Oracle databases. The other difference is that Windows servers are more expensive than Linux/UNIX servers - Linux is an open source OS (in other words it’s free software) whereas Windows is a commercial application that you are doubtless familiar with if you are a PC user. Linux is probably more common because of this, but either will be satisfactory for most webmaster’s needs.
Server Side Scripting
PHP is the preferred server side scripting today because there are hundreds of open source or GPL PHP scripts available for webmasters to use. Many hosts include a collection of such scripts that can be quickly and easily be installed. However PHP does have its limitations and features required by some advanced websites as does the use of MySQL and some professional web developers still prefer to use ASP.NET or JSP while some prefer Cold Fusion, CGI, ASP or PERL.
There are various different types of databases available. The most commonly used is MySQL as it is open source GPL (free) software and can serve a lot of online applications’ requirements such as forums, blogs, content management, mailing lists, etc. Again however, it has its limitations and whilst normally sufficient for for smaller concerns it might not be powerful enough to cope with complicated large business sites. More powerful requirements are served better by databases such as Oracle or SQL Server.
Most people are familiar with email of course but in relation to hosting it is worth a quick explanation. Most paid hosting accounts will include email accounts accounts with the customer’s domain. The number and size of email accounts totally depends on the individual hosting plan. Generally this feature is not included in free hosting but there are some exceptions. Small plans provide as little as 10 accounts whereas some will place no limit on the number available to you. Usually these email accounts are web based and also accessible through POP3 clients. Having your own dot com email address is a must for those doing business online - far more professional than using a personal or free email account which can often be detrimental to the perception of your business.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
File Transfer Protocol is the common way of transferring files across the Internet. Most webmasters use FTP to upload and download their website’s contents. The process of uploading or downloading is performed by using FTP client software and there are many free programs available. An FTP username and password will be provided to hosting customers to enable them to access their web server. Some hosts provide more than one FTP account to their customers according to their requirements.
Uptime / Downtime
There is little point in having a website if it is constantly unavailable for visitors. Downtime (periods of unavailability) need to be kept to a minimum as they can be very costly in terms of lost opportunities and business. Most hosts will claim uptime as a percentage such as 99.9% and anything less is not desirable for a small or medium business. Nobody can truly guarantee 100% because hardware can never be relied on 100% but a host who offers guarantees as well as compensation for downtime is important. Mission critical sites cannot tolerate frequent outages and may use web monitoring services to notify hosts immediately a site goes down. Monitoring software is readily available for those who wish to keep a close eye on downtime.
The control panel is the web based interface used to administer all aspects of your websites and is fully explained in our free hosting ebook . It is where users manage things such as email accounts, statistics, FTP accounts, domains and sub-domains and databases. Some hosting companies use their own control panel and others will use third party applications such as cPanel, the most common Linux control panel in use today.
I hope this glossary, although not exhaustive, will be useful to newcomers and potential new hosting customers and clears up some of the terminology most commonly used.
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