Jump to content

[Resolved] Not a routeable IP address


MyNameHere
 Share

Recommended Posts

I've been paying more attention to what the parser is saying about URLs in spam messages.

I've noticed a lot of "Not a routeable IP address" messages when parsing URLs, but when I paste the URL into Netcraft's "What's That Site Running?" search, it almost always finds the server and an actual IP address. I can then run the IP address through the SpamCop parser and get a reporting address.

So why can't SpamCop's parser do this?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

New idea: It seems that if I'm reporting a message and the parser says "Not a routeable IP address," I can just not report the message (click instead on the "Report spam" tab), wait a few seconds, and click the "Report Now" link again. Sometimes the parser will then find the reporting addresses for the website the second or third time I try.

Does that cause any problems for the reporting system?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Should be no problem - people have been forcing re-parses for similar reasons since "day one" (mostly just by refreshing the parse page, though allowing a little more time between re-tries could be "better" when variable-slow DNS resolution is the issue) - and the parser can evidently handle much greater volumes of work than it is currently processing most of the time, considering the "historical" statistics.

I seem to recall other reporters sometimes expressing alarm when some mentioned just continually refreshing until SC "got it right" but I don't recall SC staff sharing in such concerns. Pointless if the address has actually "dropped off the internet" but that's rare/momentary and is easily tested, as you described earlier or by running nslookup on the associated domain.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...