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

Scott Truman Scott at ncs.co.nz
Tue Apr 20 20:38:10 CEST 2004


> > > 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.
> 

sheesh...I don't see why this is still being debated. It seems pretty obvious that example.com is a bad choice, and that a TLD within the surbl domain would be better a better test point. Now just pick one and announce it.
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