Phishing Safe Sites List Auto Update

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Mar 3 14:19:22 GMT 2006


On 3 Mar 2006, at 14:05, David Lee wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, Julian Field wrote:
>> On 3 Mar 2006, at 13:26, Drew Marshall wrote:
>>> I don't remember this being answered before but how often is the
>>> master
>>> phishing safe sites list updated? I just want to ensure that my
>>> cron job
>>> is set to sensible time period.
>> Usually not more than once a week at most.
> Julian: How is progress with the idea we discussed (with my "proof of
> concept" demonstration) of also offering the phishing whitelist via  
> a DNS
> zone (analogous to RBL mechanisms)?

By not doing it at the time, I am now doomed to have to support the  
current system forever anyway. Adding a DNS zone to it will add a 2nd  
system I have to support. The list is pretty stable now, so people  
for whom the wget doesn't work will get an update when they upgrade  
MailScanner anyway. I don't think it needs any form of rapid update  
system, weekly or even monthly will do now.

Sorry I didn't take more effort at the time, it's all a bit late now :-(

- -- 
Julian Field
Buy the MailScanner book at
PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD E1DC 7222 11F6 5947 1415 B654

Version: PGP Desktop 9.0.5 (Build 5050)


This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

More information about the MailScanner mailing list