John S. Quarterman, long time Internet denizen, wrote one of the
seminal books about networking prior to the commercialization of the
Internet. He co-founded the first Internet consulting firm in Texas
(TIC) in 1986, and co-founded one of the first ISPs in Austin
(Zilker Internet Park, since sold to Jump Point). He was a founder
of TISPA, the Texas ISP Association.
Quarterman was born and raised
in Lowndes County, where he married his wife Gretchen. They live on
the same land where he grew up, and
participate in local community
WWALS is an advocacy organization working for watershed conservation
of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River
Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through
awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy.
How can an ISP both lose and win in top 10 rankings?
By placing more than once!
Comcast got pushed out of first place by AS 46475 LIMESTONENETWORKS
and AS 21788 NOC in the
November 2011 Monthly U.S. SpamRankings.net from CBL volume.
AS 20214 COMCAST-20214 did spam a third less (1,503,173 spam messages)
than last month (2,193,898),
but it was the spontaneous spam spewing of the two top place newcomers
that pushed it down to third place.
Yet Comcast really won the month. It took 4 of the top 10
(places 3, 6, 7, and 10), which is
twice as many as last time, and accounted for 30.29% of top 10 spam
spewed, up from 23.9% last time. That percentage beats either of the
top two this time.
An area where China does not lead the world:
Country rankings by SpamRankings.net.
China is only #13, but Brazil, Russia, and India (the other three BRICs)
are in the top five countries by total spam messages for October 2011.
U.S. is #10.
Vietnam came from behind a few months ago to place second for October.
Brazil had slumped as low as #6 in July, but has pulled back up into the leading pack.