RFC: Removing example.com as a testpoint (Was: Re: [SURBL-Discuss] Re: No install Problems with 0.10)

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Sun Oct 31 14:13:37 CET 2004


On Monday, April 19, 2004, 8:28:08 PM, Justin Mason wrote:
> Jeff Chan writes:
>> On Monday, April 19, 2004, 5:04:43 PM, Kelsey Cummings wrote:
>> >> Otherwise I will probably change "example.com" to
>> >> "surbl-org-permanent-test-point.com", and document and announce
>> >> the change.
>> 
>> > Perhaps just 'test.test.sa.surbl.org' ?
>> 
>> > Nothing wrong with that, and I'm pretty sure that 'test' will never be a
>> > GTLD. 

> I would suggest using a known TLD.  I could imagine SpamAssassin
> or another product, if they don't already, including optimisations
> to avoid querying on things that *look* like URLs but can't possibly
> be; and putting in a special case for SURBL would be a bit silly
> if we can avoid it.

That was my inclination too.  A real TLD with a fake domain
should be the most "standard"... for an obscured domain.  :-)

Jeff C.



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