Contributed by jose on from the auto-firewall dept.
"I wrote a small PERL script to convert http://spews.org/spews_list_level2.txt to pf packet filtering rules. It should work as well for the Level 1 list.A useful utility to manage a lot of information and dynamically build PF rulesets.
On any given day this creates about 12000 rules. Theo says this quantity is no problem.
It seems to work quite well. Spam has stopped and other mail comes through.
Not only has the spam stopped but after a couple of days I noticed that much of the other malicious traffic to my server has dwindled as well.
Regardless of the controversy as to whether this should be done (denying packets) because it causes the sending computer to think it has encountered network problems, it's my computer.
The script is available at: http://makeashorterlink.com/?B2E7214D1 which will direct you to the Usenet archive on google.com.
If you have difficulty with the URL let me know. Perhaps we can post the script here.
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