URIBL_SBL timeouts running MS in debug mode.

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Nov 27 15:59:55 GMT 2007

on 11/27/2007 12:04 AM Glenn Steen spake the following:
> 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.
> Cheers
My caching dns goes straight to the root servers. I guess I could set one on 
another address, since I have a dozen or so unused, but I seem to be doing ok 
with the changes I made.

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