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

Jeremy Fairbrass jeremy at fairbrass.co.nz
Mon Jul 14 10:43:00 CEST 2008


"Jeff Chan" <jeffc at surbl.org> wrote in message news:182909761.20080713093057 at surbl.org...
> 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.


Sounds like a great idea to me too - fewer FPs is always a good thing...

Cheers,
Jeremy



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