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Re: surge in spam email (fwd)

  • From: Ben Beuchler
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 15:29:26 2000

On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 07:21:02AM +1200, Joe Abley wrote:

> > relays.orbs.org => 127.0.0.4
> > outputs.orbs.org => 
> 
> Note 127.0.0.4 indicates a manual listing -- it doesn't indicate that
> the relay 139.134.5.153 has been tested and found to be promiscuous.
> 
>   $ dig txt 153.5.134.139.relays.orbs.org | grep TXT
>   ;;	153.5.134.139.relays.orbs.org, type = TXT, class = IN
>   153.5.134.139.relays.orbs.org.	86400	TXT	"Telstra and \
>     Optus - spam haveners, refusing to act. "
> 
> Highly unscientific research seems to indicate that it's the manual
> entries that cause the bulk of the false positives when testing for
> spam using the relays.orbs.org zone.

I agree, which is why I intend to use outputs.orbs.org.  It does not
contain the manual entries.  It supposedly only contains confirmed
relays.

Ben

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