URIBL_SBL timeouts running MS in debug mode.

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 08:04:29 GMT 2007

On 27/11/2007, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote:
> on 11/26/2007 3:56 PM Scott Silva spake the following:
> > on 11/23/2007 12:38 AM Steve Freegard spake the following:
> >> Hi Scott,
> >>
> >> Scott Silva wrote:
> >>> I just found my servers are both firewalled, although we have less
> >>> than a tenth of the traffic that they say is allowed. I guess that
> >>> they found that money is more important than the good fight! I guess
> >>> I'm back to the njabl and the dsbl.
> >>
> >> Add Spamcop to that list (bl.spamcop.net) - it's much more reliable
> >> than it used to be, so it can be safely used at the MTA level now.  It
> >> is almost as effective as the SBL+XBL portions of Spamhaus from my own
> >> testing.
> >>
> >> Remember you can still query the CBL (cbl.abuseat.org) which forms the
> >> largest and most frequently changed part of the Zen dataset providing
> >> you fall under their usage terms as well.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Steve.
> > Does anybody have an idea on how long the block lasts? Or is it permanent?
> > I have an e-mail in to spamhaus asking for info on why I was blocked.
> > But I'm not holding my breath!
> >
> Finally had time to research this and it looks like I got firewalled around 1
> October. I guess spamassassin caught the load as there wasn't a significant
> increase of end user spam. I just used up some more of the systems horsepower.
> It is nice that the system had enough headroom to keep up. Still a lot less
> than the 100K per day or 320K connections per day that you are allowed.
> I see an average of less than 6K per day on the crapification scale.
I think someone (was it UxBoD=Phil?) that mentioned this before... If
you do your DNS "shoppng" through forwarders to your SPs DNS, it might
be them getting FW'd, not you as such.

-- Glenn
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