what happens when you put a typo in a DNSBL server?

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Tue Jan 16 18:08:52 UTC 2007

> Previous to this date a misconfigured ISP was just not being
>protected by the BL.  Now, it's potentially dropping all mail from
>anyone because of the typo.

If only.  I am constantly amazed at the bozos who misconfigure their
DNSBL lookups and don't notice.  Many people are just sure that
abuse.net is a blacklist, and no matter what I do (try looking up they keep hammering on it.  I also see lookups to
names with http// in them and just about any other idiotic mistake you
can imagine, again no set of responses seems to get their attention.

John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com, Mayor
"More Wiener schnitzel, please", said Tom, revealingly.

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