[SURBL-Discuss] RFC: significantly reducing FPs on OB

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Sun Jul 13 18:30:57 CEST 2008


On Sunday, July 13, 2008, 9:12:25 AM, Joseph Brennan wrote:
> Jeff Chan <jeffc at surbl.org> wrote:

>> I think we
>> probably can't reveal the exact listing criteria in case they're
>> useful for the bad guys.  I know it's somewhat inappropriate to
>> ask for comments without revealing details.  I suppose I'm asking
>> for general responses then.  :)

> So you'll keep ob, but take some undisclosed action to improve its
> accuracy.  Sounds worthwhile to me.

Thanks!  Yes, we would not get rid of OB entirely ever.  It does
have some good data, but with too many FPs.  The goal would be to
keep as much of the good data as possible while eliminating most
of the bad.  Unfortunately some of the good data may be thrown
out with the bad; baby with the bathwater, so to speak.  IMO FPs
are much worse than FNs, so some increase in FNs balances out a
decrease in FPs.  Trying to decide if it's worth doing....

Jeff C.



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