Problem with TXT records for ScamNailer and bad_phishing_sites updates

Mark Sapiro mark at
Thu Jun 19 06:02:38 IST 2014

The update processes for ScamNailer and update_bad_phishing_sites depend
on DNS TXT records for the domains and respectively giving data about the
current updates.

At present, these TXT records don't exist (there are still SPF TXT
records, but not the updates ones).

We saw a similar issue last year when the domain
registration expired, and it just expired again on 17 June 2014, but was
apparently renewed on 18 June.

There are workaround patches at

Mark Sapiro <mark at>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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