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Re: SORBS Contact

  • From: Matthew Sullivan
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 19:07:49 2006

Noel wrote:
On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 06:49, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

We were hit by the requirement to include the word "static" in our DNS names to satisfy requirements. It wasn't enough to just say "this /17 is only static IPs, one customer, one IP, no dhcp or other dynamics at all), we actually had to change all PTR records to this arbitrary "standard".

Took several weeks to get delisted even after that.

We've had our moments with SORBS, Matthew is a very approachable person.
Things get sorted out pretty quickly, generally within a few days,
Matthew also has others who help him and one of them is an obnoxious
I'd love to know which one... I have had several (had being the operative word) and from time to time some still are.
I do agree though, the requirment to have X TTL and 'static' or non
'dsl' 'dial' in DNS is a bit too far, I understand this is for
It is for automation, but it is also so that the SORBS DUHL would become pointless. If a standard format was used admins would be able to choose their policy by simple regexs instead of relying on third-party lists which cannot possibly ever be 'uptodate' just because of the number of changes that happen on a daily basis around the world. This is also why I took the time to create:

There are things in the works that will enable the most complained about aspects of SORBS to be fixed and to go away permanently... The only thing that is delaying it is developer time... So I will say this publicly - those that want to see drastic changes @ SORBS that are, or have access to a perl coder with SQL knowledge, and is able to spend 20-40 hours of pure coding time writing a user interface for user permissions & roles in Perl contact me off list as the user interface is the only thing that is holding up moving to the beta stage of the SORBS2 database. The SORBS2 database will allow registered RIR contacts to update list/delist parts/all of their netblocks within SORBS as well as getting instant reporting of issues (by mail or by SMS (fee applicable for SMS)) with minimal intervention from SORBS admins - this includes spam and DUHL listings.