[AusNOG] ORDB.org shutting down
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
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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