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rfc-clueless.org gone?
Question asked by Steve Reid - April 10, 2015 at 7:25 AM
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I'm seeing delays for spam checks as rfc-clueless.org
 
Is it just me or is this site down for everyone?

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Bruce Barnes Replied
April 10, 2015 at 8:07 AM
I was just up on their website and ran some checks, and they worked.
 

Here is some updated information from them:

RFC2 is not a list of spammers.

RFC Ignorant

With RFC Ignorant closed down, we've expanded our initial RBL to include their lists. You can check to see if a hostname is contained in our lists by attempting to resolve one of the following patterns (generally you need only check whether the host resolves or not rather than worry about the exact IP).

  • hostname.dsn.rfc-clueless.org resolves to 127.0.0.2
  • hostname.postmaster.rfc-clueless.org resolves to 127.0.0.3
  • hostname.abuse.rfc-clueless.org resolves to 127.0.0.4
  • hostname.whois.rfc-clueless.org resolves to 127.0.0.5 (or 127.0.0.7 if the TLD is listed)
  • hostname.bogusmx.rfc-clueless.org resolves to 127.0.0.8

Meta-lists

You can query all lists at once by querying hostname.fulldom.rfc-clueless.org, which will resolve to 127.0.0.1 if hostname is listed in any of our lists. We have also the std meta-list (dsn, postmaster, abuse, and bogusmx) which uses 127.0.0.1 for listed hosts as well.

For more information, we direct you to the list of frequently answered questions

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Steve Reid Replied
April 10, 2015 at 8:12 AM
They must have been down temporarily, since I can load their website now.
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Bruce Barnes Replied
April 10, 2015 at 8:17 AM
Probably, my RBL lookups with them are super quick, <60ms on average.
 
They will be in my new antispam document when it is published in a week or so.
Bruce Barnes
ChicagoNetTech Inc

Phone: (224) 444-0169

E-Mail and DNS Security Specialist
Network Security Specialist

Customer Service Portal: https://portal.chicagonettech.com
Website: https://www.ChicagoNetTech.com
Security Blog: http://networkbastion.blogspot.com/

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