[AusNOG] ORDB.org shutting down

Edwin Groothuis edwin at mavetju.org
Tue Dec 19 07:21:59 EST 2006


    We regret to inform you that ORDB.org, at the ripe age of five
    and a half, is shutting down. It's been a case of a long goodbye
    as very little work has gone into maintaining ORDB for a while.
    Our volunteer staff has been pre-occupied with other aspects
    of their lives. In addition, the general consensus within the
    team is that open relay RBLs are no longer the most effective
    way of preventing spam from entering your network as spammers
    have changed tactics in recent years, as have the anti-spam

    We encourage system owners to remove ORDB checks from their
    mailers immediately and start investigating alternative methods
    of spam filtering. We recommend a combination involving greylisting
    and content-based analysis (such as the dspam project, bmf or
    Spam Assassin).

    DNS and the mailing lists will vanish today, December 18, 2006.

    This website will vanish by December 31, 2006.

Edwin Groothuis      |            Personal website: http://www.mavetju.org
edwin at mavetju.org    |          Weblog: http://weblog.barnet.com.au/edwin/

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