June 4, 2001

ORBS is dead. Again.

Author: JT Smith

ORBS (Open Relay Behavior Modification System), the anti-spam relay blocking system, seems to have vanished from the Internet in the wake of a New Zealand court's order that ORBS remove a company's netblocks from its blacklist. The controversial system last went offline in 1998, when its service provider pulled the plug on the site for running nonconsensual mailserver relay checks. It's all speculation; to find out what really happened "We can only wait for New Zealand to wake up and people to get back to us." From The Register.
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