[SURBL-Discuss] Re: [SURBL-Announce] ANNOUNCE: Mail::SpamAsssassin::SpamCopURI 0.11

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Fri Apr 23 01:55:52 CEST 2004


On Tuesday, April 20, 2004, 10:51:55 PM, Eric Kolve wrote:
> I have just released SpamCopURI version 0.11.  This fixes a few
> bugs that had been reported and adds open redirect resolution.

> This basically takes a URL from say rd.yahoo.com and attempts
> to resolve the Location header without ever fetching from
> the potential spammy site.

> Only the URLs that have hosts that match an address list get
> redirect resolution.  As well, redirect resolution is off
> by default, but can be enabled in the conf file.  I have
> placed several open redirect sites in the conf file.
> The basic requirement is that the redirect return a 300
> level HTTP response when fetching.  I placed google.com
> in there even though they don't have their own redirect
> domain, but this should be fairly safe since most if not
> all google URLs are either redirects or searches.  Give
> it a try and tell me what you think.  This is all dependent
> upon LWP, but if you don't have LWP everything else
> will function as it did before.

Eric, you may want to share your redirection resolution
strategies with the 3.0 developers.  I haven't heard Justin
getting beyond patterns yet.  ;-)

Jeff C.



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