[SURBL-Announce] Individual SURBL lists to be shut down on public nameservers February 28, 2009. Use multi.

SURBL Announcement list [READONLY] announce at lists.surbl.org
Mon Mar 2 05:18:01 CET 2009

On 2/4/09, Jeff Chan <jeffc at surbl.org> wrote:
> For historical reasons, the SURBL public nameservers were serving
>  individual lists ab, sc, ob and ws in addition to multi.  However
>  these individual lists have all been deprecated in favor of multi for
>  several years since multi contains all lists.  Traffic for the
>  individual lists is relatively very low, and no one should be using
>  them any more, so in order to reduce unnecessary and redundant network
>  traffic we will be turning off public nameservice for the individual
>  lists on February 28th, 2009.
>  Everyone should be using multi.surbl.org instead, and this has been
>  the case for many years now.  Therefore if anyone is using the
>  individual lists, please stop doing so and use multi instead.  A
>  single query to multi will check all SURBL lists.
>   http://www.surbl.org/lists.html

Per the earlier announcement, the individual list zones have been
undelegated.  Please use multi.surbl.org, which is now the only
production list.

SpamAssassin versions 3 and later correctly use multi by default.
Earlier versions of SpamAssassin should probably be upgraded to
version 3.


Jeff C.

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