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From: Dan Mahoney, System Admin
Date: 2009-01-22 12:26:42 -0500
Subject: Re: Caution concerning use of uribl.com

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On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Grant Taylor wrote:

> Removal...........: milters-request@milter.info?subject=remove
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> On 01/22/09 08:43, Anthony Howe wrote:
>> If you use then take care with the volume of queries against
>> uribl.com lists and their mirrors. If your load is sufficiently high,
>> uribl.com will discontinue service to your mail hosts by returning
>> "always positive" results to ALL queries. You may or may not receive
>> a warning from uribl.com suggesting you switch to their commercial
>> service.
>
> First, thank you for the "Heads Up" (I will pass the word around).
>
> Second, because I don't know, would it be a viable work around to add an
> entry to the hosts file to poison the IP address(s) of the DNS servers
> for URIBL.com such that the queries fail in a way that would avoid (some
> of) these problems?

Moreover, wouldn't it simply be practical for a spammer to flood the uribl 
servers with requests from the (presumed) ip of your mailserver, thus to 
prevent access to it by you?

-Dan

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