[SURBL-Discuss] RFC: SURBL inclusion policy

Alex Broens surbl at alexb.ch
Sun Sep 26 14:00:11 CEST 2004


Jeff Chan wrote:
> On Sunday, September 26, 2004, 3:39:29 AM, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
> (Alex wrote:)
> 
>>>>Why not add Spamhaus' XBL zone lookups?
> 
> 
> (Ryan replied:)
> 
>>>The thought had only briefly crossed my mind.  Is XBL really a good
>>>resource for SURBL classification? I thought XBL just listed exploited
>>>systems and open HTTP proxies. Hmm. I suppose I could just code it up
>>>and run it on a bunch of mail to see what happens... Or I could just use
>>>the combined sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org list, I suppose.
> 
> 
>>I would really only use SBL, if you check agains XBL you could also test 
>>on DSBL, but we want to get the hardcore non-proxy spammers. The zombies 
>>are stopped with DSBL/XBL and alike anyway. Any thoughts?
> 
> 
> Yes, there was perhaps some confusion about what Alex meant
> in suggesting XBL.  If he meant use it to check headers then
> I agree it's a useful way to spot zombie and open server usage.

yep that was the idea.....

> If he meant to try XBL against spam URIs, then I agree it
> probably won't do much.

naaaaaaa...  did I say that?  :)

Alex






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