[SURBL-Discuss] Re: Which rules are replaces by *.surbl.org?

ian sison (mailing list) ian.s at qsr.com.ph
Sun Jun 13 11:56:15 CEST 2004

On Sat, 12 Jun 2004, Jeff Chan wrote:

> On Saturday, June 12, 2004, 4:10:30 PM, Matt Kettler wrote:
> > At 08:26 PM 6/12/04 +0200, Matthias Keller wrote:
> >>I just upgraded to 2.63 and installed the patch to use surbls
> >>But I'm now not quite sure which .cf-rules I may remove now....?
> >>sc.surbl.org -> replaces spamcop_top200.cf ?
> > No.. spamcop_top200 is NOT URI based, it's Received: headers..
> > The normal spamcop DNSBL (RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET) overlaps with
> > spamcop_top200.cf not SURBL.
> >>ws.surbl.org -> replaces  blacklist-uri.cf, right?
> > Yes.
> >>  -- but also blacklist.cf ?
> > No. surbl ONLY does uri's.. WS's blacklist.cf is a sender-domain blacklist.
> >>be.surbl.org -> that one I'm sure, it replaces bigevil (and midevil) .....
> > Somewhat, although be.surbl.org is going away and even right now it doesn't
> > (and cannot) contain all of bigevil.
> Thanks for a good response Matt!  You hit all the points
> excellently.
> Key is that SURBLs contain message body URI domains.  This is
> a very different approach from most RBLs which as you note list
> sender domains or sending IP addresses.   SURBLs don't go after
> the sources of the messages, they go after the URIs in the
> message bodies.
> More information about the lists can be found at:
>   http://www.surbl.org/lists.html
> > Eventualy JC, WS, And CS are going to get together and merge all the
> > static-text stuff in bigevil over to WS's stuff, and bigevil will focus
> > only on wide-range regex stuff, at which point it can't be surbl hosted and
> > must be a .cf file. (DNS can't do regexes, just exact text match)
> The enumerable domains in be.surbl.org are now being merged into
> ws.surbl.org, so be.surbl.org is just about ready to go away,
> with the heavily-wildcarded, widely-varying domains ending up
> exclusively in BigEvil.cf.
> In other words the domains from BigEvil and MidEvil that can be
> listed without many wildcards go into ws.surbl.org and the
> domains that need more wildcards (too many to be practically
> enumerated) will end up in BigEvil.cf .
> Chris may not be ready to do the latter yet, but the former is
> already in place as of a few days ago.  We're watching it all
> run for a while before announcing officially.

Thanks for info Jeff, one question, for us who rsync the zones off your
servers, will the be.surbl.org.bind/be.surbl.org.rbldsnd files disappear ?
Does this mean we need to reconfigure our bind/rbldnsd if BE disappears
and transforms back into a .cf ?

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