rbl interface in python (spamming)?
-$Paul$- at verence.demon.co.uk
Wed Nov 15 20:15:49 CET 2000
In article <8upo9e$jrp$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>, <pereran at my-deja.com> wrote:
>Looking for a python module that talks to RBL
The RBL just uses a DNS zone. To look see if IP address a.b.c.d is in
the RBL, look up d.c.b.a.rbl.maps.vix.com. If it exists, that host is in
the RBL. You can do DNS lookups using the gethostbyname function in the
socket module. Here's an example:
def is_in_rbl (ip, rbl_domain = "rbl.maps.vix.com"):
l = string.split (ip, ".")
lookup_host = string.join (l, ".") + "." + rbl_domain
addr = socket.gethostbyname (lookup_host)
addr = ''
# Some RBL-like lists use the returned addr to signify something,
# so we'll return it.
if __name__ == "__main__":
if is_in_rbl ("127.0.0.2"):
print "127.0.0.2 is in the RBL."
if is_in_rbl ("127.0.0.2", "relays.orbs.org"):
print "127.0.0.2 is in the ORBS."
# Cut here
What I think would be really cool is an automated spam reporting helper
using Python. There's one in Perl but I can't help thinking Python would
be easier to extend, and to add a GUI too and so on. Maybe I'll write
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