[SURBL-Discuss] Re: RFC: Add "$DATASET dnset @" directive to SURBL rbldnsd zone files?

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Wed Apr 28 01:58:27 CEST 2004

On Wednesday, April 28, 2004, 12:40:57 AM, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
> Hi!

>> >    sbl-xbl -r/var/named/spamhaus -t21600 -c60 -b127.0.0.1/230 \
>> >    sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org:ip4set:sbl \
>> >    sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org:ip4set:xbl \
>> Hmm, what does that mean in terms of the presence of $SOA and
>> $NS in each rbldnsd zone file?  Do those help or hurt what
>> you do above?

> I dont use them, but they also supply:

> [root at vmx01 spamhaus]# more xbl-extras
> $SOA 3600 need.to.know.only. hostmaster.spamhaus.org. 0 1h 10m 5d 1200
> $NS 86400 a.ns.spamhaus.org c.ns.spamhaus.org e.ns.spamhaus.org f.ns.spamhaus.org g.ns.spamhaus.org m.ns.spamhaus.org n.ns.spamhaus.org q.ns.spamhaus.org t.ns.spamhaus.org w.ns.spamhaus.org
> x.ns.spamhaus.org y.ns.spamhaus.org z.ns.spamhaus.org
> $NS 86400 c.ns.spamhaus.org
> $NS 86400 y.ns.spamhaus.org
> $NS 86400 z.ns.spamhaus.org

(Any ideas why they list c through z twice?)

> So people who want them can also load them up. 

> They are not needed for rbldnsd to function however.

Hmm, that's pretty much what Mark Reynolds was asking for
earlier:  rbldnsd headers and domains supplied separately.

Should we perhaps offer them separately also, in addition
to the existing complete rbldnsd zone files?

I suppose our "extras" could include the testpoints and @
record, as in (basically the top of the file but not the
spam domains):

$SOA 600 ns1.freeapp.net zone.surbl.org 1083137775 600 300 604800 600
$NS 600 ns1.surbl.org ns2.surbl.org ns3.surbl.org ns4.surbl.org ns5.surbl.org ns
6.surbl.org ns7.surbl.org ns8.surbl.org ns9.surbl.org ns10.surbl.org ns11.surbl.
org ns12.surbl.org ns13.surbl.org ns14.surbl.org
: body contains SpamCop spamvertised domain.
test.surbl.org  :2:sc.surbl.org permanent test point
test.sc.surbl.org       :2:sc.surbl.org permanent test point
surbl-org-permanent-test-point.com      :2:sc.surbl.org permanent test point       :2:sc.surbl.org permanent test point

We could name such new files with something like:


Jeff C.

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