Jackpot fake SMTP server / teergrube / honeypot... in SpamCop Lounge Posted November 23, 2004 The Jackpot software looks great...if only I were able to run it. As is, I am located behind a firewall at a major university which I suppose will get in the way of the honeypot. Question for anyone: do I need to get cable internet in order to get in on the Jackpot action? (Yep, I'm a total n00b). I think you might be able to get a DynDNS account to set up JackPot, if you're on a dynamic IP address, but I'm not sure. You'd have to just give it a try and see if it works. As for whether your IP address will get added to the open proxy / open relay lists... that's the idea. That's the fastest way to attract the spammers. Since most people don't (aren't allowed to) do direct-to-MX mailing from their own computer, it won't matter if your IP address is on those lists, since the mail server of your ISP should still be clean, allowing you to send mail without problems. That's how I attracted the spammers to my JackPot... it sat idle for quite a while, so I submitted it to the open relay testing websites to get it listed. After that, the spammers showed up in droves. I've had them try to relay as many as 1,100,000 spams in a day.