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Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::ASN

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
Updated: 2008-06-10
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NAME

Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::ASN - SpamAssassin plugin to look up the Autonomous System Number (ASN) of the connecting IP address.  

SYNOPSIS

 loadplugin Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::ASN

 asn_lookup asn.routeviews.org _ASN_ _ASNCIDR_

 add_header all ASN _ASN_ _ASNCIDR_

 

DESCRIPTION

This plugin uses DNS lookups to the services of "http://www.routeviews.org/" to do the actual work. Please make sure that your use of the plugin does not overload their infrastructure - this generally means that you should not use this plugin in a high-volume environment or that you should use a local mirror of the zone (see "ftp://ftp.routeviews.org/dnszones/").  

TEMPLATE TAGS

This plugin allows you to create template tags containing the connecting IP's AS number and route info for that AS number.

The default config will add a header that looks like this:

 X-Spam-ASN: AS24940 213.239.192.0/18

where ``AS24940'' is the ASN and ``213.239.192.0/18'' is the route announced by that ASN where the connecting IP address came from. If the AS announces multiple networks (more/less specific), they will all be added to the "_ASNCIDR_" tag, separated by spaces, eg:

 X-Spam-ASN: AS1680 89.138.0.0/15 89.139.0.0/16

 

CONFIGURATION

The standard ruleset contains a configuration that will add a header containing ASN data to scanned messages. The bayes tokenizer will use the added header for bayes calculations, and thus affect which BAYES_* rule will trigger for a particular message.

Note that in most cases you should not score on the ASN data directly. Bayes learning will probably trigger on the _ASNCIDR_ tag, but probably not very well on the _ASN_ tag alone.  

SEE ALSO

http://www.routeviews.org/ - all data regarding routing, ASNs etc

http://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=4770 - SpamAssassin Issue #4770 concerning this plugin  

STATUS

Experimental - Dec. 18, 2006

No in-depth analysis of the usefulness of bayes tokenization of ASN data has been performed.  

ADMINISTRATOR SETTINGS

asn_lookup asn-zone.example.com [ _ASNTAG_ _ASNCIDRTAG_ ]
Use this to lookup the ASN info for first external IP address in the specified zone and add the AS number to the first specified tag and routing info to the second specified tag.

If no tags are specified the AS number will be added to the _ASN_ tag and the routing info will be added to the _ASNCIDR_ tag. You must specify either none or both of the tags. Tags must start and end with an underscore.

If two or more asn_lookups use the same set of template tags, the results of their lookups will be appended to each other in the template tag values in no particular order. Duplicate results will be omitted when combining results. In a similar fashion, you can also use the same template tag for both the AS number tag and the routing info tag.

Examples:

  asn_lookup asn.routeviews.org

  asn_lookup asn.routeviews.org _ASN_ _ASNCIDR_
  asn_lookup myview.example.com _MYASN_ _MYASNCIDR_

  asn_lookup asn.routeviews.org _COMBINEDASN_ _COMBINEDASNCIDR_
  asn_lookup myview.example.com _COMBINEDASN_ _COMBINEDASNCIDR_

  asn_lookup in1tag.example.net _ASNDATA_ _ASNDATA_


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
TEMPLATE TAGS
CONFIGURATION
SEE ALSO
STATUS
ADMINISTRATOR SETTINGS

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