Anti-Phishing Update -- New data feed

Julian Field MailScanner at
Thu Jun 18 10:01:04 IST 2009

On 18/06/2009 09:48, Steve Freegard wrote:
> Julian Field wrote:
>>> I just got around to trying this - currently this ruleset carries a
>>> heavy penalty:
>>> Without phishing rules
>>> real    0m1.722s
>>> user    0m1.646s
>>> sys    0m0.065s
>>> With phishing rules
>>> real    0m4.283s
>>> user    0m1.703s
>>> sys    0m0.080s
>>> And this is with a very small dummy message.
>>> In addition to removing the 'full' rules; change (match|match|match) to
>>> (?:match|match|match) which is non-capturing and should save a
>>> considerable amount of memory in SA and should reduce these times.
>> I have made both those changes.
> Just grabbed the new script and updated; now looks much better:
> Without phishing rules:
> real	0m1.734s
> user	0m1.648s
> sys	0m0.086s
> With phishing rules:
> real	0m1.822s
> user	0m1.725s
> sys	0m0.075s
That's more like it! Thanks for the tips, Steve.


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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