Re: murphy in sbl.spamhaus.org
On Sa, 27.11.2004, 03:43, Stephen Gran wrote:
> I guess what I'm trying to say is, I understand your misgivings, beause
> people implementing most anything can manage to do it in a really stupid,
> painful and harmful way. That doesn't necessarily mean the idea is
> unsound. Greylisting is, itself, a one-trick pony. It will lose it's
> effectiveness whenever spammers get around to implementing queues on
> their zombie clients. OTOH, admin'ing an MTA these days is an arms race,
> and a new weapon can be a lot of help.
I disagree here.
If only a few of us would use greylisting no spammer would think about
But if the majority would use it and they (the spammers) implement
queues, it could end in a disaster for them. Or how would you call
a queue with millions of messages waiting?
And now for the warriors among us: At that point you could play with
the time window perhaps using random shifts to at least knock them out.
I'm using mimedefang as my 'aircraft-carrier' for such games. ;)
You are able to react very fast with that tool if the situation