[SURBL-Discuss] Re: [SURBL-Announce] SURBL stats: list hit r a tes measured in DNS

Chris Santerre csanterre at MerchantsOverseas.com
Mon Nov 15 22:02:41 CET 2004



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jose Marcio Martins da Cruz [mailto:Jose-Marcio.Martins at ensmp.fr]
>Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 3:50 PM
>To: Chris Santerre
>Cc: SM; SURBL Discussion list (E-mail); Jeff Chan
>Subject: Re: [SURBL-Discuss] Re: [SURBL-Announce] SURBL stats: list hit
>r a tes measured in DNS
>
>
>Chris Santerre wrote:
>
>>Thanks, but.....
>>
>>These stats are pretty useless:
>>  STATS BY URL BL
>>
>>=================================================
>>
>> * ab.surbl                       139803  38226
>> * j-chkmail                      207945  54310
>> * multi.surbl                    175657  54486
>> * ob.surbl                          990    260
>> * sc.surbl                          220    180
>> * ws.surbl                          354    246
>>
>>Because you said it goes by alphabet and stops at first hit. 
>Mutli.surbl
>>contains everything in SC and WS. So everything after mutli 
>is of no use. 
>>
>
>You're wrong.
>
>If some entries were found at WS and SC, this means that they 
>aren't at 
>MULTI.
>
>Why ? There may be a race condition : as multi is created from other 
>bls, it may be possible that when I rsync, SC and WS where already 
>updated but not MULTI.
>
>Quite interesting indeed...
>
>I rsync data every two hours. It could be interesting to change 
>periodicity and see what happens.
>

Well yeah, you could look at a rotten apple and see it as a chance to study
penicillin as well ;)

So yeah, that would be the only explanation as to why there are any hits at
all for those servers. But as general hit sites for those servers, those
stats aren't going to help. Heck, it's only good for your first one :) 

--Chris

Wait a minute! Whats a guy named Jose doing with a .fr TLD? ;)


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