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Bug 434192 - net-analyzer/nagios-plugins - clean up rblservers in rblcheck-dns
Summary: net-analyzer/nagios-plugins - clean up rblservers in rblcheck-dns
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Sysadmin Bugs
Keywords: PATCH
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-07 05:16 UTC by John Stile
Modified: 2014-11-22 22:22 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Removed bad enteries from rblservers (rblcheck-dns.patch,826 bytes, patch)
2012-09-07 05:29 UTC, John Stile
Details | Diff
Patch to remove the rblcheck plugins (remove-rblcheck-plugins.patch,649 bytes, patch)
2014-01-25 18:41 UTC, Michael Orlitzky
Details | Diff

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Description John Stile 2012-09-07 05:16:12 UTC
There are several bad rblservers in rblcheck-dns. 
I have personally contacted and, who wish to be unlisted, and they mark every address as spam.  
I also suspect the following should be removed:,,, and

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/contrib/rblcheck-dns -H
Actual Results:  
You will see google's dns server listed.
You can try any IP.

Expected Results:  
Should not be listed

As administrators retire their rblservers, and try to ween users from consuming their bandwidth, by reporting every address from to as ``blacklisted'.  

These servers clearly must be de-listed.
Comment 1 John Stile 2012-09-07 05:29:29 UTC
Created attachment 323120 [details, diff]
Removed bad enteries from rblservers

Attached fix for rblcheck-dns
Comment 2 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-09-23 02:54:31 UTC
I have applied this patch locally, but I'm just adding support for check_rbl from bug #433080 and will probably remove rblcheck-dns since it seems to me like it's almost completely broken by design.
Comment 3 Michael Orlitzky gentoo-dev 2014-01-25 18:41:37 UTC
Created attachment 368708 [details, diff]
Patch to remove the rblcheck plugins

Here's a quick patch to remove the rblchec-* scripts. If you'd like an RBL plugin that works, try net-analyzer/nagios-check_rbl.
Comment 4 Michael Orlitzky gentoo-dev 2014-11-22 22:22:57 UTC
This plugin is gone entirely from new versions of nagios-plugins. Realistically the old 1.4.x series ain't gonna get fixed. I'm going to concentrate on fixing bugs in the 2.x series and stabilize it as soon as I'm confident that it has fewer bugs than 1.4.x.