URIBL_SBL timeouts running MS in debug mode.

donald.dawson at bakerbotts.com donald.dawson at bakerbotts.com
Thu Nov 22 17:14:44 GMT 2007

Thank you for the answer - I thought I had turned off spamhaus checking
- where is that option configured?

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Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 9:17 AM
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Subject: Re: URIBL_SBL timeouts running MS in debug mode.

Alex Broens wrote:
> What happens if you do:
> host -tA
> Reply should be

hehehe - that gave me a good laugh ;-)

I think Alex meant - reply should be something like:

[root at speedy ~]# host has address has address has address

If you get a timeout instead, then you've been firewalled by Spamhaus 
(see http://www.spamhaus.org/organization/dnsblusage.html) and you'll 
need to purchase a datafeed from them or stop querying the lists.

I believe the SpamAssassin folks are going to be disabling the Spamhaus 
tests by default in the next major release due to this policy (see 

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