[SURBL-Discuss] Proposing a greylist

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Thu Sep 2 18:30:55 CEST 2004


On Thursday, September 2, 2004, 10:12:42 AM, Rob McEwen wrote:
>>It would reduce overall traffic and 
>>ease administration to include it in multi

> One thing that I failed to explain is that the software I use
> DOES report the return code, but was constructed to work with
> SURBL without giving a lot of thought to the idea of doing different 
> things based particular return codes. It reports the SURBL code
> for every "hit" in the log files, but within the programming
> logic, the variable that can be acted on is assigned more of a
> yes/no as to whether or not there was a single valid hit.

> Therefore, not every SURBL has the option to do different
> things based on the return code. Also, it would be EASY... very
> easy... for an administrator who DOES have option to do different things 
> based on return codes to not exercise these options and block
> ALL multi s tuff, regardless of the return code. (All
> administrators are not going to be SURBL gurus) 

Yes, I know of programs using multi that do not differentiate
what lists the hits came from or report that to the user.

Obviously including a greylist into multi in that context
would be a bad idea since it would be impossible to distinguish
black from grey hits.

Jeff C.



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