RFC: Removing example.com as a testpoint (Was: Re: [SURBL-Discuss] Re: No install Problems with 0.10)

Kelsey Cummings kgc at sonic.net
Tue Apr 20 01:24:03 CEST 2004


On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 08:37:23PM -0700, Jeff Chan wrote:
> On Monday, April 19, 2004, 8:28:08 PM, Justin Mason wrote:
> > Jeff Chan writes:
> >> On Monday, April 19, 2004, 5:04:43 PM, Kelsey Cummings wrote:
> >> >> Otherwise I will probably change "example.com" to
> >> >> "surbl-org-permanent-test-point.com", and document and announce
> >> >> the change.
> >> 
> >> > Perhaps just 'test.test.sa.surbl.org' ?
> >> 
> >> > Nothing wrong with that, and I'm pretty sure that 'test' will never be a
> >> > GTLD. 
> 
> > I would suggest using a known TLD.  I could imagine SpamAssassin
> > or another product, if they don't already, including optimisations
> > to avoid querying on things that *look* like URLs but can't possibly
> > be; and putting in a special case for SURBL would be a bit silly
> > if we can avoid it.
> 
> That was my inclination too.  A real TLD with a fake domain
> should be the most "standard"... for an obscured domain.  :-)

Then, my suggestion would be something inside the surbl domain.  Otherwise
there is a risk (albeit remote) that someone could register the domain and
have a problem.

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