update_bad_phishing_sites broken (again)

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Aug 14 19:11:25 IST 2013

On 07/29/2013 07:39 AM, Jeff Earickson wrote:
> Gang,
> The script MailScanner/bin/update_bad_phishing_sites has been spitting
> up errors all weekend:
> (57)> ./update_bad_phishing_sites
> Reading status from /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/phishingupdate/status
> Checking that
> /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/phishingupdate/cache/2013-164 exists... ok
> Checking that
> /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/phishingupdate/cache/2013-164.52
> exists... ok
> Failed to retrieve valid current details
> I tried the following urls:
> http://cdn.mailscanner.info/
> http://mailscanner.eu/

These URLs are both good, but that isn't the problem.

This has been broken for some time. Even though it may not die, it
doesn't update. The current problem appears to be that there is no DNS
TXT record at all for emails.msupdate.greylist.bastionmail.com.

See the thread at

The patch at
will work around this problem.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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