[SURBL-Discuss] Re: Start an IP list to block?

Matt Kettler mkettler at evi-inc.com
Thu Sep 9 23:18:04 CEST 2004

At 04:56 PM 9/9/2004, Chris Santerre wrote:
>So is there a way to use the IP info in a good way? Could SA or SURBL do a
>quick ping of the URL and match against a URL? This would allow us to simply
>list 1 IP instead of all these domains.

Chris, SA 3.0 appears to already support checking DNS blacklisting of URLs 
based on resolved IP. (as well as surbl-style based on domain name). So 
theoretically, SURBL could open up a separate list based on IP's (i.e.: 

Take a look at the example where it checks the resolved IP of a URL against 
the SBL (an IP based list):

         uridnsbl        URIBL_SBL       sbl.spamhaus.org.       TXT
         header          URIBL_SBL       eval:check_uridnsbl('URIBL_SBL')
         describe        URIBL_SBL       Contains a URL listed in the SBL 
         tflags          URIBL_SBL       net

and from URIDNSBL.pm:

         This works by analysing message text and HTML for URLs, extracting the
         domain names from those, querying their NS records in DNS, resolving
         the hostnames used therein, and querying various DNS blocklists for
         those IP addresses.  This is quite effective.


         loadplugin    Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::URIDNSBL
         uridnsbl      URIBL_SBLXBL    sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org.   TXT

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