[SURBL-Discuss] Re: ANNOUNCE: Top SURBL DNS queries and white list hits

Chris Santerre csanterre at merchantsoverseas.com
Tue Sep 7 16:44:15 CEST 2004



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeff Chan [mailto:jeffc at surbl.org]
>Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 9:17 AM
>To: SURBL Discuss
>Subject: [SURBL-Discuss] Re: ANNOUNCE: Top SURBL DNS queries and
>whitelist hits
>
>
>On Tuesday, September 7, 2004, 6:13:19 AM, Chris Santerre wrote:
>>>From: Jeff Chan [mailto:jeffc at surbl.org]
>
>>>We've made a list of the top SURBL DNS queries into my name server:
>>>
>>>  http://www.surbl.org/dns-queries.counts.txt
>>>
>>>and a version with only whitelist hits:
>>>
>>>  http://www.surbl.org/dns-queries.whitelist.counts.txt
>
>> Would it be possible to hard code a "SKIP" for certain URLs?
>
>> 175     yahoo.com
>> 157     w3.org
>> 87      msn.com
>> 77      flowgo.com
>
>> Why have the code even bother to check those? Sort of like a 
>permanent hard
>> coded Whitelist. (Bah, Skiplist! I have to stop calling it a 
>whitelist!)
>> This would save traffic.
>
>> Just a thought.
>
>> --Chris
>
>Yes, Theo proposed exactly such a thing for SA.  The top ones
>should be fairly stable, and also offer the greatest reduction
>in queries.

*cough* great minds..... *cough* :)

>
>SpamCopURI comes with a local whitelist.  Eric could we ask you
>to grab some of these, populate that list in future versions
>and make it live?  The hooks are already there; we just need
>to use them, and the top whitelist hits would be really useful.

Does this local skiplist ;) just ignore the link, or does it look it up in
the local? What I'm getting at is if there are 21 links, should these even
be counted as on of the random 20?  

Actually I think I'm splitting hairs here. 

--Chris 


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