Spamhaus RBLs

Alex Broens ms-list at
Mon Oct 20 14:17:03 IST 2008

On 10/20/2008 3:05 PM, Matt Hayes wrote:
> ram wrote:
>> On Mon, 2008-10-20 at 10:08 +0100, Chris Hardy wrote:
>>> Hi All
>>> Is it me, or are the spamhaus RBL lists not responding today?
>>> I cannot ping or - DNS says unknown host
>>> I've tried this from multiple ISP connections.
>>> This has resulted in a much larger increase in spam getting through to 
>>> my systems.
>> AFAIK Spamhaus offers its datafeed by rsync for free , for non
>> commercial use for a small number of users 
>> Just set up a local rbldnsd and get the feeds. And the performance will
>> be much better
> I thought the feed was pay to use no matter what?  if it isn't, I'd like
> information on that.

I honestly doubt you'd get a free rsync (PBL+PB+XBL= +80MB) and if 
you're off their radar, why even worry with rsync lag and extra stuff to 
deploy & manage?

....but's FAQ is probably the better place to find out.

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