[SURBL-Discuss] Re: Using (SU)RBL with a browser, any way to do it? (was <snip> )

Chris Santerre csanterre at merchantsoverseas.com
Mon Jul 12 10:52:53 CEST 2004

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Nicolas Riendeau [mailto:knightr at istop.com]
>Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 8:10 PM
>To: William Stearns; SURBL Discussion list
>Subject: [SURBL-Discuss] Re: Using (SU)RBL with a browser, any 
>way to do
>it? (was <snip> )
>> Good morning, Nicolas,
>Hi William!
>> 	What's the problem with using a proxy?  I have instructions at
>> http://www.stearns.org/sa-blacklist/ on how to use the 
>sa-blacklist (the
>> data underlying ws.surbl.org) in both squid and privoxy, using those 
>> proxies to block web access to the spammer web sites.
>> 	Squid, at least, is available on both unix and windows (see 
>> http://www.cygwin.com).
>Thanks, I didn't know that...
>The fact that it works on Windows would take care of one of 
>the problems as the
>number of *nix admins where I work is somewhat limited 
>compared to the number of
>Windows admins...
>Only problem left now would be to convince them to invest in 
>the necessary hardware...
>> 	If you use a different proxy, I'd be glad to work with you to 
>> provide the sa-blacklist in a form suitable for that proxy.
>> 	Cheers,
>> 	- Bill

Or one could take the sa-blacklist file and turn it into a quick hosts file.
I have a host file on the server that is copied to everyones machine
everytime they log in. Full of spyware domains that simply point to and It is easy for me to change. 

However squid also rocks. I have had a test server running for 1.5 years. I
haven't had time to tweak it yet to go production yet. 


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