SpamHaus Drop List

Peter Dambier peter at
Thu Aug 23 18:53:00 UTC 2007

I hope this mail does not go out twice.
Accidently used the wrong mailer.

Sean Donelan wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Aug 2007, Paul Vixie wrote:
>>> Does anyone use spamhaus drop list ?
>> i do.
>>> I'm glad to listen opinions or experience.
>> no false positives yet.  mostly seems to drop inbound tcp/53.
> Waving a dead chicken over your computer will have no false positives too.
> Is it a placebo or does it actually have an effect?
> Although very little good or bad will come from those networks, just 
> like the various BOGON lists, the Spamhause DROP list does require 
> maintenance.  If you don't have a process in place to maintain it
> even after you are gone, proceed with caution.
> If you do have a process in place, not only for routing but also for
> your new customer order process, it is a useful source of information.

I had to get rid of some people who notoriously brought my exim down.

Here is my personal list:      *        U     0      0        0 eth0   *        U     0      0        0 eth0    *        U     0      0        0 eth0    *        U     0      0        0 eth0     *        U     0      0        0 eth0     *        U     0      0        0 eth0    *        U     0      0        0 eth0

Dont copy it without knowing what you are doing.
I did not mind losing something. I lost all spammers using my system as a relay.

I did not find any of my routes in the DROP list. No good for me.

I remember friends telling me they got rid of SpamHaus because it killed
too many legal emails - but that was not the DROP list.

My router keeps telling me - the more routes, the slower it gets.
I guess with 120 routes it gets slowly enough for all spammers to time out :)

Remember the US is a republic.
The UK is an old-fashioned monarchy and their legal system might not be
compatible with what you expect :)

Kind regards
Peter and Karin
Peter and Karin Dambier
Cesidian Root - Radice Cesidiana
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