[SURBL-Discuss] RFC: New name for sa.surbl.org

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Mon Apr 12 18:21:40 CEST 2004

On Monday, April 12, 2004, 5:05:09 PM, Ram Ram wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Jeff Chan wrote:
>> OK Looks like someone (lol I'm nominated, I guess) needs to put
>> his foot down and set a new name for sa.surbl.org, our RBL
>> version of Bill Stearns' sa-blacklist SA ruleset.

> Is this DNSBL different from other RHSBLs?  If not why reinvent the
> wheel?  rhsbl.surbl.org sounds good to me, though unless use is to
> be somehow restricted to just sa there should be a distinction
> between sender domains (user at example.com) and host domains
> (mx1.example.com).  For that I use sender.rhsbl...com and
> client.rhsbl...com, saving ip.rbl...com for the RBL.

Currently we have two RBL:

sc.surbl.org  - domains from SpamCop URIs
sa.surbl.org  - domains from Bill's sa-blacklist

Both are domain-type RBLs intended for use as RHSBLs (rbls
that contain domains instead of numbers) but for checking
message body URIs.  This is really a new use for
domain-type RBLs which in past had been used against
senders.  SURBL is about blocking based on web servers
mentioned in messages.

We're simply trying to change the name "sa" because some
SpamAssassin developers thought it implied support from
SpamAssassin.  Bill's list was meant to work with
SpamAssassin, but is made by him and not that community

Jeff C.
Jeff Chan
mailto:jeffc at surbl.org

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