[SURBL-Discuss] Re: multi.surbl.org combined list available for development

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Wed Jun 16 03:37:18 CEST 2004

On Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 2:25:23 AM, Frank Ellermann wrote:
> Jeff Chan wrote:

>>> I replace sc.surbl.org by multi.surbl.org in my script.

>> OK, I should have mentioned that's not the preferred way
>> to do things.  :-)

> For my purposes (I'm only interested in the listing status,
> it's not used for blocking mail) it is, one GetHostByName
> is faster than three.

> But for an older spamervized site `rxwhois -a eedqmed.com`

> | eedqmed.com (6): .multi.surbl.org
> | whois -h whois.abuse.net eedqmed.com
> | postmaster at eedqmed.com (default, no info)

> So that result tells me "unknown at abuse.net and RFCI,
> but listed in sc (2) and ws (4)", because multi said 6.

Aha!  I often forget that people have different uses for the
data.  Since you have your own way to decode the data into the
different lists, my comments were misguided.  Thanks for telling
us a little about how you're using the data!

Jeff C.

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