RABL (Reactive Autonomous Blackhole List ) server is a statistical, machine-automated and up-to-the-second blackhole list server designed to monitor global network activity and make decisions based on network spread and infection rate.
This is in contrast to how most other blacklists function, where humans (many with political agendas) must process thousands of reports and make decisions.
The RABL is fully reactive to new threats and can block addresses within seconds of widespread infection.
Addresses are blacklisted until they have cleared a minimum duration without any additional reports, making the appeals process as simple as "fix your junk".
It is designed to function via automated machine-learning spam filters such as Bayesian filters.
A client tool is also provided.
Here are some key features of "RABL":
· The ability to take advantage of your existing statistical filters and actually conserve resources on your network.
· Network your spam intelligence with hundreds of other large networks and ISPs
· Eliminate the need for human abuse reporting by keeping your system synced as a writer account
· Help facilitate change by rejecting hosts that are sending spam
· The short-term blacklisting approach (24 hours) is designed specifically around the dynamic nature of spammers, and as a result provides a way to blacklist new hosts within minutes, and not need worry about poorly maintained lists or delisting of obsolete networks.
· Finally a way to blacklist active and malicious dialup space only
· Freedom from the political agendas of human-run blacklists