[SPAM-TAG] Re: [SURBL-Discuss] A list of spammers urls

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Sat Mar 12 03:25:54 CET 2005

On Friday, March 11, 2005, 2:30:05 PM, Matthew Eerde wrote:
> Jeff Chan wrote:
>> On Friday, March 11, 2005, 4:33:45 AM, Chris Edwards wrote:
>>> I wonder if there'd be much mileage in a SpamAssaassin feature to
>>> award points for any URLs that don't resolve ?
>> In principle it's something that could be done, but the timeouts
>> encountered trying to resolve non-existent domains could make it
>> impractical.

> Aren't the name resolution attempts done in parallel?

Even if they are, there needs to be a reasonable timeout on
resolution set, like 10 seconds.  That may not seem like a very
long delay, but it can keep open server memory allocations, etc.

Jeff C.
"If it appears in hams, then don't list it."

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