How about feeding Akismet the hard IPs that we want blocked?
Wouldn’t work. Next table for me is a different Class C. Go upstairs, I’m even yet another Class C. Next building over is even in a different Class B IIRC.
Also that means if I don’t like someone, I could effectively ban them from wp.com. iptables is serverwide.
I don’t like Road Runner because they don’t follow up on DDoS complaints, Bellsouth because they won’t deal with a child porn peddlier on one of their South American networks, ev1 becuase they’re just idiots, etc. What would stop me from blocking those networks?